Horicultural oils smother out pests

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension Now is a good time to control scale insects on evergreen shrubs and trees such as camellias, hollies, bay laurel, myrtle, enonymus, citrus, photinias and boxwood through use of a horticultural oil spray. Fruit trees may be sprayed at this time of year in order to control insect eggs […]

Prescriptions for indoor pest control problems

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension There are several insects that are common on houseplants at this time of the year. These include aphids, mealy bugs, and scale insects. Spider mites are not insects (they are mites with 8 legs, not 6 like an insect). Of these, the spider mites may do the most damage […]

Avoid needless spending to stretch your garden dollar

By Tom Dominguez Many New Mexico homeowners are unfamiliar with the art and technique of gardening, and spend needless dollars each year on landscaping. Although dollars spent on landscaping can pay big dividends, the trick is to stretch those dollars and make the most of the money invested. Here are some money-saving dollar-stretching suggestions for […]

Community Notes: Swimming lessons, Pest scout school

Swimming classes openThere are still openings in swimming classes in the second session which is being offered from 9 a.m.-10 a.m. and 10 a.m.-11 a.m. on the weekdays from June 23-July 3, said Kim Garcia, pool manager. For more information, call Kim Garcia at 461-4582. Scout your own fields for insectsFirst-hand experience in scouting your […]