Tuesday, September 22, 2009


QUESTION: HELP!!! Fire ants have invaded my yard.

ANSWER: Yes, ants are quite active now foraging yards and building their mounds. There are many products on the market to control them. NCSU's fact sheet found at Fire Ants. goes into great detail about these ofttimes pests. If you choose to use a insecticide (even organic) be sure to READ & FOLLOW the directions on the container. And as always, MORE is not necessarily better.

QUESTION: I have noticed wasps flying just above the lawn. Will they sting? Should I try to get rid of them?

ANSWER: They are scoliid wasps and are considered beneficial as they feed on June beetle grubs in the lawn. Check out this link for a fact sheet on these interesting Wasps.