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I'll show you mine/you show me yours - W 5/24/23

Inspired by Nicole's "PETS"...

T - STEPs

W - PESTs

Th - STEeP

Fr - SEPTember

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    Cute as the goslings might be, they are total pests as adults with 1 lb. of poo per day. I consider them invasive. In the fall, it's not unusual to have 18-20 hanging about before they migrate south with their concomitant "bombs" all over our yard. There's a park not too far from here that doesn't allow dogs, but now has an aussie shepherd living there who's been trained to chase the geese away ... they had hundreds without him.

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    I saw these on a wall while on a walk up Signal Hill in St. John’s, Newfoundland. My friend went on and on about horrible they were and what they did to her garden. I thought they were pretty.

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    Pretty, yes. But they cause more devastation in my garden and allotment than any other creature.

    Try growing Hostas here. (Note it's three feet off the ground and surrounded by crushed egg shells....)


    Beans and snails. Both picked at the same rate on the allotment.


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    Generally considered a pest. I have only seen them in this yard once every few years.

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    Aphids on Milkweed


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    Eld, what are they on?

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    Daily parade through our neighborhood

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    It looks like a jock strap in eld’s photo!

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    I had a big family of wild turkeys in my yard every morning last summer, and I haven't seen them at all this year. I kind of miss watching the little ones grow up.



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    Annie and Roxsol, they were attracted to the light fixture.

    This was in Samara, Costa Rica, we rented a villa. These are the patio lights.

    Annie Deighnaugh thanked eld6161
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    Sort of hate to point a finger at deer because they are so pretty, but not so nice when they are eating everything in your garden.



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    ded, I was thinking of posting a deer shot too


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    me too



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    Although very pretty, lupins are considered a nuisance and invasive plant in this region.


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    I prefer them outside the house, as shown here, where they can be effective with plant pests.


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    We categorize deer as pests around here as well. Never thought of wild Turkeys as pests before but probably would rethink if we saw that many in the garden.

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    jrb, I no longer think of deer as pests. They used to damage the large round hay bales for the horses. I no longer have horses so now I enjoy them.

    I don’t have a green thumb so they’re just putting my flowers out of their misery before I get to it . I’ve learned over the years what plants are deer proof.

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    Deer destroyed all of my beautiful Hosta last year. I now have a small fence around the Hosta planters and just got deer repellant stakes, 6 in a package, from Lowes that are supposed to contain human blood and will last all season to keep deer away. I sure hope they work.

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    I only had one & now he's found a new home down the street. The neighbor spent BIG bucks paying a compnay to enclose her deck, new fireplace, cooking area that wasn't vented....AND didn't close off the Pergo slated flooring. NOT well thought out at ALL. NOW....there's a bat colony and a thousand moths living in her NEW enclosed deck. They come up through the floor.

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    Lars, your post made me think of this.


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    More seagulls - every summer, when a couple hundred campers are eating breakfasts and lunches outside, the seagulls start showing up after the first week and become a huge nuisance. No matter how many times we tell the kids not to throw food at them, someone inevitably does it anyway - then they start swooping in and stealing food right off the tables🙄

    These guys are patiently waiting...



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    Nicole my niece has bat houses. They were in the barn on her property when she bought her house.

    She set up bat house now migrate.

    They do have a purpose.

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    Tarantula. A pest to many, although I personally love them ( I grew up a tomboy, remember?). Anyhoo, I found this juvenile tarantula on our front porch yesterday. Somewhat odd, because we usually start seeing them in August, not May! In my mind, they’re not scary, but just little gentle giants, whose bite, if they ever would, is not poisonous. I pick them up all the time to move them (for example) out of the road and to a safe place. So, that said, I picked him up and rehomed him under one of our big juniper bushes where he’ll hopefully stay safe and find good food.

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    @eld6161...I also purchased a bat house...and love the little guy. He's welcome back any time.

    But....inside someone's house...he and the other 40 bats...are a nuisance.

    Link

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    I'm putting up 2 bat houses this year, one on the house and one on the garage. I hope I can attract some to help me with my mosquito population. But I want them outside, not inside.

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    Best way to keep deer out of your flowers? Dog hair. Smelly dirty dog hair taken from the grooming brush before they are bathed. Just push a small clump down low near the ground. Canines are are natural enemy of deer. ( Think wolves)

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    We put out stakes of ivory bar soap around our plants and the deer don't like the smell and leave them alone...though we have had crows start to eat the bar soap!

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    @LynnNM, we used to have tarantulas around when I was very little and we lived in Stillwater, OK. I have a not-so-nice memory of a woman in our neighborhood dropping 2x4’s on them.🙁

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    Starlings are such obnoxious hogs at the bird feeders.


    And then there are these little cuties.....they can sure mess up a well planted flower bed by undermining.


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    I have a bat on my porch. 😉



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    Gopher at work.

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    @dedtired...OMG! THAT ISN'T REAL! 😂

    I told THIS story awhile back. My little bat hangs under my lower decks ceiling to the far right. Another bat joined him/her and he starts squealing...non-stop. Mine little guy doesn't like company. I checked the other bat was just hanging there, NOT bothering him/her. So the 2nd bat went over to the far left of the deck...until migration. The 2nd one didn't come back last year. Bats can live 20 years. I'm hoping my little guy comes "home" to my house, to get some peace and quiet. 😂