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Mole Control — What Works?

Faithful reader Brandy Bumpus says moles fighting moles in her yard is turning into trench warfare. She begs Grumpy for advice on the best way to get rid of these tunneling terrorists. As always, the ever-generous Grump is delighted to help.

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Cold Winter = Fewer Bugs?

Colder than justice in North Korea — that’s how cold winter has been this year in the eastern half of the country. Cities paralyzed by ice and snow. The Great Lakes frozen over. Pitiful dogs stuck to fire hydrants. So doesn’t it follow that we’ll have a lot fewer bugs to worry about this spring and summer?

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These Geese Must Go!

Geese are only nice swimming on someone else’s pond. When it’s YOUR pond, geese are the worst thing that can happen this side of a Justin Bieber skinny-dipping party. Let’s examine several different ways to give geese the heave-ho.

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5 Quick Ways to Winterize Your Garden

Freeze warnings are out, which means that tomorrow my impatiens will look a lot┬álike applesauce. Annuals turned into disgusting slime aren’t the only damage cold weather can ┬ábring. Here are five quick ways you can head off winter Armageddon in the days ahead.

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Three Cheers for GMOs!!!

You know Grumpy has always shied away from controversy, preferring to shower love on all the world. But there is one burning issue upon which I must take a stand. I must stand up for GMOs. What’s a GMO? That’s a good question! Let me begin by pointing out something that a lot of you think is a GMO. This […]

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What’s Wrong With My Crepe Myrtle? 4 Common Problems

Crepe myrtles are for the most part trouble-free. That’s why lazy slobs like Grumpy like them so much. But certain problems do crop up in summer that make you want to pull out the magnifying glass and burn some ants. Here are some of the most common problems and what to do about them.

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These Little Ants Are Driving Me Nuts!!!

I can’t take it any more! Little black ants. They’re everywhere! On the counter, on my desk, in the pantry, they’re in my brain! Please make them go away. Please. Grumpy needs your help! Aaaaaahhhhhhhh!!!!

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They’re Coming!!! 4 Scary, Gross Pests We Must Stop Now

When some creepy, insidious, alien bug eats up your entire yard, you probably think it flew in, walked in, or crawled in by itself. But did you know that one of the most common ways evil pests invade is by hitching a ride with people? Here are 4 such pests identified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as having the […]

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What’s Wrong With My $#@*%! Tomatoes?

This is the time of year I”m glad I belong to the oppressed minority of people out there who don’t like eating fresh, homegrown tomatoes. Because awful things happen to tomato plants in summer. Here are five of the most common problems and what you can do about them.

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Keep Chiggers in Check

Are you ready for chiggers? Chiggers are ready for you! So unless you enjoy having itchy red bumps eat up your ankles this summer, Grumpy suggests you continue reading.

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