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Farmers Almanac
The 2014 Farmers Almanac
Farmers' Almanac

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pests

Bothersome Carpenter Bees

Bothersome Carpenter Bees

It’s the season of bothersome carpenter bees. Learn more about these pests and how to control them.

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Do Cold Winters Kill Pests?

Do Cold Winters Kill Pests?

Some have said that this year’s frigid temperatures will mean fewer bugs this summer. But is that really true?

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Attack of the Stinkbugs!

Attack of the Stinkbugs!

Learn what to do about those creepy, smelly bugs invading your home or garden!

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Skunked!

Skunked!

Editor Peter Geiger discusses what he did when his vehicle recently got skunked.

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Keep the Ants from Marching In!

Keep the Ants from Marching In!

Are ants infiltrating your home? Try these surefire natural pest deterrents!

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Beneficial Beasts for Your Garden

Beneficial Beasts for Your Garden

They may look creepy and crawly, but these pint-sized predators can be you best garden allies!

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Herbal Insect Repellents

Herbal Insect Repellents

Protect yourself from biting bugs with these natural remedies!

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Man vs. Beast: Beasts – 2/Man – 0

Man vs. Beast: Beasts – 2/Man – 0

Editor Peter Geiger shares his frustrations with a few different garden pests.

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Pest of the Month: Beavers

Pest of the Month: Beavers

Oh, dam! Are beavers making a mess of your property? Don’t just gnash your teeth, do something about it!

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