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Garden Plot: How to beat back mosquitoes

Garden Plot Editor Mike McGrath answers all of your garden and lawn care questions. On the list this week: controlling ticks and mosquitoes, wise watering and rose bush care.

Friday - 05/17/2013, 10:49am EDT

Tags: gardening, Mike McGrath, Garden Plot, Tick Tubes, watering, mosquitoes, lawn care

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Tick season: Take precautions and watch for signs of Lyme disease

It's the time of year again where those headed to a wooded area need to protect themselves from ticks that may carry Lyme disease.

Friday - 05/10/2013, 06:12am EDT

Tags: Hank Silverberg, lyme disease, David Gaines

Garden Plot: Torch those dandelions goodbye

Weed and seed like a pro with advice from Mike McGrath.

Friday - 04/26/2013, 09:52am EDT

Tags: Garden Plot, weeds, pets, Mike McGrath

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Cicadas, ticks and moles in your garden

WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath offers advice on cicadas, moles and ticks. And he has some tips about when to put your summer plants outside.

Friday - 04/19/2013, 03:53am EDT

Tags: Garden Plot, Mike McGrath, gardening, cicadas, moles,

Dr. Pawz: Preventing mosquitoes, ticks in your pets

Did you know that dogs can be bitten by as many as 500 mosquitoes per day in peak season? The good news is, you can protect your pet.

Thursday - 04/11/2013, 02:00pm EDT

Tags: Katy Nelson, Dr. Pawz, flea, preventative medication, veterinarian, pets

Growing fruits and nuts not for the faint of heart

All you need to know about edible plants, and getting ready for the region's cold weather with these gardening tips - but watch out for acorns.

Friday - 10/12/2012, 12:47pm EDT

Tags: Mike McGrath, fruit trees, Cold weather,

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Take a stand against ticks and Lyme Disease

This spring and summer could bring a lot more cases of Lyme disease, a disease ecologist says.

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 08:06am EDT

Tags: veronica robinson, lyme disease

Loudoun County prepping for war on ticks

The Board of Supervisors has unanimously passed an aggressive anti-tick action plan in hopes of reversing the soaring cases of Lyme disease in the county.

Sunday - 04/08/2012, 02:20pm EDT

Tags: Blacklegged ticks, Ken Reid, Deer ticks, lyme disease

More deer means more ticks and illnesses

An early spring and warm winter are leading to a painfully long tick season, which will translate to more bites and illnesses.

Sunday - 04/08/2012, 07:44am EDT

Tags: lyme disease

The tubes that take out ticks!

Tick Tubes are one of my favorite tick-prevention devices. They're cardboard tubes filled with cotton balls soaked in a pesticide called permethrin that's especially deadly to ticks.

Friday - 04/06/2012, 10:33am EDT

Tags: Mike McGrath, Garden Plot, garden

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