JoAnne Skelly

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July 3, 2012
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Nonpoisonous pest control

Just when I thought I might have outwitted the pesky critters in our yard, they again prove me wrong. When I speak of critters, I'm not only referring to the ground squirrels, voles and rabbits, but also ants (red biting ones, tiny ones and carpenter ants) and other insects such as aphids, thrips, leafhoppers and grasshoppers. We also had a 400-pound bear in the yard. We might want to rethink a bear as a pest since he was scooping out the red ant mounds to get at their grubs.

I have hesitated to use poison on the voles or ground …

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