Category : Pest and Weed Control

Diatomaceous Earth for Ant Control

Diatomaceous Earth for Ant Control

Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is fossilized microscopic shells of one celled plants called Diatoms. Their skeletons are made of a natural substance called silica (silicon dioxide). Gardeners commonly use it to control ants and

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Powdery Mildew

Powdery Mildew

Weeks of heavy rain and overcast weather can mean only one think for your cucumbers: fungus. Specifically, powdery mildew. Powdery mildew looks like a white or grey powder that accumulates on

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Companion Planting for Pest Control

Companion Planting for Pest Control

(from our July 2012 newsletter) July is here and finally we can see some growth in our gardens!! With all this rain, I hope you have had an opportunity to

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How to use ladybugs to control aphids

How to use ladybugs to control aphids

The familliar convergent ladybug (Hippodamia convergens) is commonly found wherever aphids are abundant. Ladybugs are considered to be a generalist predator, meaning they will eat other soft bodied insects such

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Basic Pest Control in Calgary

Basic Pest Control in Calgary

Ants and aphids are ready to prey! Here are some of our tried and true fixes for these garden and greenhouse pests. The best preventative measure is integrated pest management. What does that

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How to deter squirrels

How to deter squirrels

Now, it’s fall, your bulbs are in the ground, so we need to deter those pests from digging them up! Planting is time consuming and nothing is more frustrating then having squirrels

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