Bed bug sightings have been on the rise in the United States recently. Infestations of this pest had been declining during the mid-20th century, but many countries are now experiencing large bed bug increases. Their numbers have been on the rise in Europe for several years, and scientists contribute the global economy and ease of world travel for recent infestations. Bed bugs are also beginning to show signs of resistance to insecticides used in their ...
I made a promise to myself about four years ago, that if I ever ran across another piggie, I was going to get it. As a backup Piggie, I told myself, after the original Piggie had gone missing once for about a month.
I spent years working in various parts of Kazakhstan following the collapse of the Soviet Union.
There is just something about the musty smell of an antique store, seeing the various displays of well-loved, weathered and possibly highly valuable items that were once someone's prized possessions.
The flowering dogwood, or Cornus florida, is a popular species of tree in home landscapes all over Georgia. It is native to the southeastern United States and is well adapted for many landscape locations.
As you browse the shelves of your local garden supply center, you will often see bottles and jugs of pest control products labeled "oil."
Growing up in the '80s meant I had the fashion horrors of Reebok hightops with leggings and torn sweatshirts to make me look like Jennifer Beals in 'Flashdance.'
I have answered many calls at the extension office in the past few weeks dealing with weed control in home lawns.
"I don't like change," Cole said solemnly one day. "I'm like a cat that way." No, he doesn't like change; I really don't either. Not too many people I know do like change, but change is inevitable. And change is a-coming. When he walks out of his school - the school he has attended since kindergarten - this Friday, he won't be returning in the fall. Third grade will be in a different and new ...
"Mama, do you like cats?" Cole asked one day. This was shortly after I had brought the latest puppy home a few weeks ago.
I have had several cases within the past year of people coming into my office, handing me a plastic baggy or jar filled with small, winged insects and saying: "Tell me those are flying ants!" Unfortunately, more often than not, they turn out to be termite flyers.
Everyone has disappointments. It's a part of life and sometimes those disappointments can offer us many learning experiences.
One of my biggest pet peeves is someone being late. So why I am constantly late getting my child to school, I have no idea.
Azaleas are a staple of traditional southern landscapes. They are prized for their graceful form and showy flower displays. They are also known for the variety of colors and bloom types available. There are several-hundred registered azalea varieties, and hobbyist hybridizers have created many more in their own gardens. You can find an azalea bloom in just about any color imaginable. There are many different types of azaleas: Evergreen, deciduous, native and non-native, just to ...
Spring is a beautiful time of year. Longer days, green grass and leaves reappearing on the trees really brighten up my mood.
One of nature's greatest spectacles is the array of colors presented during autumn in the mountains.
Happy is such an intangible. You hear catch phrases regarding happiness daily - "happiness is a choice," "do what makes you happy," "you can't buy happiness."