Getting rid of critters Print

Eight O' Clock Hour John Jay Harper

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Segment 1 (running time 12:04)

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  • This week's tip is about controlling the pests in your garden and landscape. Jay has common and safe solutions for those lawn and garden pests!

Caller

  • Diane,where to find wildflowers and Saguaros

Recommendation: Strawberry area for wildflowers; Between Fort McDowell towards Payson for Saguaros or just outside of Tucson; Arizona Highways

  • Randy, Silk Oak with Orange Blossom.  Where do they come from

Recommendation: Silk Oaks can be messy

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Segment 2 (running time 6:12)

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Commentary from Randy, continued from last segment
  • Australian Bottle Tree may be a nice alternative

Caller

  • Bill, has 24 inch box Jacaranda and the bark is peeling off

Recommendation: Tree Wrap or Tree Paint

Segment 3 (running time 11:36)

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Text in from Perry, Is it too late to plant grapes?

Recommendation: It's not too late

  • Keith, lives in Levine and Harper's Nursery came out to do the Landscape Design, Thank you, great job
  • Bob, had a Eucalyptus that fell on his house. He sees a new root coming up 5 ft. from the house, what to do

Caller

  • Dave, is getting wilting leaves on the bottom of his new tree

Recommendation: More heat means more water

  • Rene, has two orange trees with peeling bark.  Is she watering too much or not enough

Recommendation: Sun Damage is the cause, go higher with her tree paint or wrap, do not over prune

  • John, what are the benefits of Pistache or Oak Trees

Recommendation: Pistache will lose leaves in Winter, Oak is EverGreen

  • Marie, she has caterpillars on her Alderica Pine

Recommendation: BT or Thorocide

Segment 4 (running time 6:32)

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Caller
  • Phyllis, how can she kill the Bermuda Grass between the sidewalk cracks 
Recommendation: Glyposate, KillzAll, Round Up
  • Is going to put a lawn in, how does he prepare the soil

Recommendation: Til the mulch in, Gypsum, Compost, til, insert  Sprinkler lines, then lay your sod

  • Monica, has a peach tree.  Her fruit is smaller, what's happening

Recommendation: Citrus Food, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Valentines Day; it may be time for a new tree

Nine O'clock Hour with Rosie & Romey

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Segment 1 (running time 11:30)

Segment 2 (running time 6:30)

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Commentary from Blue Sky Pest Control
  • Mosquitos
  • Four species in Arizona

Caller

  • Tom, has squirrels in the attic.  What to do?  He has already cut his trees back and used traps

Recommendation: Screen off the hole; Strobe Light activated by activity

Segment 3 (running time 11:41)

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Evictor Strob Light for Squirrels

Ants:
  • Know the species for effective control

Digital Newsroom

  • Marilyn is being plagued by pigeons
  • Mark, Rabbits are destroying landscape
  • Diana, has flies.  What to do
  • Terry, wants to seal house

Segment 4 (running time 6:29)

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  • Bonnie, blister beetles, What to do

Recommendation: Seasonal Pest, Diatomaceous Earth or spray soapy water on the tree

Scorpions

  • Clean up Debris
  • Get rid of the other little critters they eat

Ten O'Clock Hour with Rosie & Romey

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Segment 1 (running time 11:31)

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Rats:
  • Rat teeth are incredibly hard and efficient
  • Make sure to get the Alpha Rat, which can be hard
  • Be careful, Rats can be vicious

Segment 2 (running time 6:28)

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Caller
  • Mark, had a shower leak and is rebuilding the shower.  How does he install the shower pan
Recommendation: Listen to this audio segment to hear Stan ZumBrunnen explain this process, Monterrey Tile on Baseline

 Bees:
  • Honey is Bee puke
  • Worker Bee 1/12 of a tsp of honey in its lifetime

Segment 3 (running time 11:45)

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Stay away from Bees if you see a swarm, some are Africanized and may be dangerous

Caller (not on air)
  • Jackie has white flies
Recommendation: Call Blue Sky, they will identify the flies

Caller

  • Matt, has Scorpions on his back block wall and he cannot reach them.  There are too many to count. 

Recommendation: Black Light at night to identify; be careful if you use the blow torch; Blue Sky can inject chemical into the wall; scorpions can live 5-7 years

Special Guest in the Studio: Darren Julian from Arizona Game & Fish Department

Caller
  • Joyce, has a serious Javelina Problem

Recommendation: They go after dogs; continued in next segment

Segment 4 (running time 5:24)

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Continued from Last Segment:
  • Joyce, has a Javelina problem

Recommendation: reduce the food sources, nail them with a super-soaker with ammonia; deter them from your area

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