Save money – raise your own Mason Bees

Mason Bee’s do a wonderful job pollinating fruit trees, especially here in the Pacific Northwest where our spring weather makes conditions less than idea. Unfortunately it was a little less than ideal year for Mason Bees but demand among commercial growers is way up. Unfortunately that means the average homeowner will be hard pressed to find Mason Bees for purchase. … Read More

Different Flies in the Home

The typical house flies are not the only ones you would see in the home. The flies in home can be classified in to different categories. Some of these flies will be seen during some summer, going in and out of the home. And you would be surprised to know that some come inside the home only when the winter … Read More

What Causes Fly Infestation?

Did you ever wonder why there are so many flies in the summer? Firstly this is because flies start their reproduction cycle at the start of summer and secondly they mate and reproduce at an astonishing speed. An average house fly lives for about 2 weeks but can singularly be responsible for the birth of thousands of flies thus causing … Read More

Red Spider Mites

Red Spider Mites are an arachnid, having 4 pairs of legs, no antennae and have a single oval body. They live on the underside of leaves and since they are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence they somewhat hard to identify. Adult spider mites will pierce the plant cell and suck the fluid, leaving … Read More

Commercial Fly Sprays

When checking the labels of commercial fly sprays you will find the most common active ingredients are pyrethrins and pyrethroids. Pyrethrins are chemicals extracted from some species of Chrysanthemums.They provide a quick knockdown of pests and are safe for use on animals. Piperonyl butoxide is a synergist that is added to increase effectiveness. Unfortunately pyrethrins are broken down by sunlight … Read More