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I have been using slug pellets to control the slug and snail population in the yard with great success. Now the crows are eating every bit of it. The moment I put it out and go inside the crows are in the yard eating it up. Have not found a sick or dead crow in the area. Any suggestions...

I replanted my front lawn almost 2 years ago with rye grass and since then it has developed sections of lighter colored grass that seem to be spreading, is this a type of "weed" or what. Is there anything I can do to stop/reverse this? Any information is much appreciated.

We are on a one acre lot and would like to plant something along one of our fencelines to hide our neighbor's messy yard from view. We have a lot of deer, so as deer resistant as possible. We can get water there but would prefer something native/natural. (If watering it will make it grow...

My husband and I moved to Halfway, OR in November. My friend tells me that a plant we have on our septic mound is dangerous to keep around. She says this succulent is very dangerous if you get it in your eyes. I'm wondering if you can tell me about this plant. If I need to get rid of it...

We have an infestation of lady bugs upstairs in our house. Am I helping them by collecting them and taking them outside or will they just die because it's too cold?

Help! The heavy snow left pink and grey snow mold all over my lawn. What are your recommendations for treatment and removal? 

I have a skunk which has set up house keeping under my house and I hear it digging in different areas in my walls (under the shower, around lines of heat pump etc.) its been here about 2 months. How do I get it out from under my house and go somewhere else?

How do I keep firewood dry with all the rain and humidity? I use tarps but they seem to keep the moisture in. I live in Western Oregon. Any ideas are welcomed. 

I am planning to be able to release Monarch butterflies, but need to know when the proper time for doing this in Salem. Can you find this information for me?

I have purchased two 12 oz packages of nuts , I want to can them, can you tell me what size canning jars that I will need?