In this week’s Garden Plot, Mike McGrath explains how almond oil can help protect decks from ravaging carpenter bees. Plus he has tips on the proper way to water your garden and he details why Montgomery County homeowners shouldn’t worry about the lawsuit over chemical lawn fertilizers.
Don’t be alarmed by big bugs and exoskeleton shells attached to items around your house — cicadas emerging in the D.C. area won’t hurt you.
Garden Editor Mike McGrath has tips on how to rid your home of insect pests like yellow jackets, grubs and even mosquitoes.
But other areas, including parts of Maryland, will be in for something “spectacular,” according to the University of Maryland College Park’s resident bug guy.
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Cicadas are mostly harmless, but arborists warn that small trees and shrubs could be damaged as female cicadas lay their eggs.
A brood of 17-year cicadas is creating quite the buzz around here. And while the big-eyed bugs are no harm to you, your car is another story.
ABC 7 Meteorologist Lauryn Ricketts expects the heat wave will get the
insects moving in the next few days.
Most residents of the Washington area know to expect the cicadas we\’ve been told will swarm this summer. While many of us are happy to skip the whole episode, there is a spot to see the incoming guests for those excited about their arrival.
The entire East Coast is \”abuzz\” about the impending entomological invasion that is promised to occur any day now. And with the weather finally warming this week, that magical 64 degrees that the ground has to reach before the cicadas emerge is sure to occur soon.
Cicadas have started to emerge and will be making quite a racket in the coming weeks.
Cicadas have been spotted in St. Mary\’s County. The worst of the 17-year bug infestation will hit by the first week of June.
The loud hissing of the Brood II cicada will soon be heard along the East Coast, from New York to Georgia. The sound is the mating call of the species.
WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath offers advice on cicadas, moles and ticks. And he has some tips about when to put your summer plants outside.
Later in the spring, this brood of periodical
cicadas —- which surfaces every 17
years -— will swarm the East Coast from North
Carolina to New York and farther
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