I began planting my garden like I do every year at this time. This year, however, I had four-legged visitors I did not plan on. My neighbor had decided some weeks ago to build a fence around his backyard. As a result, the deer no longer were able to use his yard as their runway and decided to try mine instead. In the early part of June I saw my first deer. After a brief look around my garden I immediately noticed that something had clipped the tops off of my Anaheim peppers. No other damage was observed at that time. I decided then to look into pest deterrent options to protect my garden and purchased the Guardian.
- Noticed some of the branches on my tomato plants had been eaten that were outside the range of the unit's sensor.
August and September
There were a few times when the deer did get the better of the unit, however, on each occasion this was due to factors that had nothing to do with the engineering of the unit. External factors like plant growth or plants outside the range of the sensor were the main causes of these trials and required simple adjustments for The Guardian to achieve its full potential.
The protection provided by The Guardian was more than sufficient and allowed me to have one of my best harvests yet from my garden.
Spiders, Bats, and Bees... OH MY!Let’s talk environment for a minute, particularly the benefits of bats, bees and spiders to our ecosystem.
Caution … It’s Tick Season!It is that time of year again, Summer is here and that means tick season too. Ticks can carry dangerous diseases that can severely harm you, your family and your beloved pets. Knowing how to properly remove ticks and being aware of the signs and symptoms of infection can help prevent life threatening illnesses.
Repel Pests with the Help of Essential OilsEssential oils are a natural ingredient that can easily be used to repel pests, such as mice and insects. While we find their scents pleasant, the pests do not!
Luck of the MonarchWhether big or small, your outdoor spaces can be a delight for you and the butterflies. Bring out the “welcome mat” by growing flowers that attract these beauties with their nectars.
Dirt? Well, it's called diatomaceous earth, and it works. Diatomaceous earth (or DE) is a siliceous, sedimentary rock that occurs naturally. To be more specific, it is mainly the fossilized remains of diatoms or hard-shelled algae. Now, what could this possibly be good for? Well, a lot of things, including using for health benefits, filtering agents, and pest control. And that's where I was going with DE. It's safely and easily used as an insect pest control. Always choose food-grade, though! How does it work? DE cuts up the bugs' bodies, sapping the moisture from the waxy exoskeletons of...