Pest Patrol with Amy Grisak

Amy Grisak is a freelance author and photographer in Great Falls, MT who specializes in gardening, foods, and sustainable agriculture. She provides information on every kind of gardening pest from earwigs to elk.

Whether you cut your own tree or buy one from a local yard, real trees can harbor unwanted insects.

This Week's Blog

Avoiding not-so ornamental insects on your Christmas tree

As an enthusiastic advocate of real Christmas trees, it’s true that insects like them, too. While this should not deter...

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Hawks take advantage of backyard bird feeders.
Protecting backyard birds from hungry hawks

One positive aspect of winter is watching the birds at the bird feeder. While it...

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This is one stage of the spotted lantern fly, a new invasive species in the eastern part of the country.
Stopping the Spotted Lanternfly to protect our gardens

It’s the same story. Insects hitch a ride on imported goods, and their population explodes...

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The ornate tiger moth is just one example of their subtle beauty.
Finding the beauty in moths by taking a closer look

I never thought much about moths, but after this year I am finding the beauty...

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Raising crickets at home is easy.
Eating garden crickets makes sense

Eat your pests Last year we talked about eating the weeds in your garden as...

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Protect your plants from leaf eating beetles

Ahhh…. mid-summer. The garden is in its full glory and we’re enjoying the bounty of...

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Fungi: The Types that may Exist in your Backyard
Fungi: The Types that may Exist in your Backyard

With a wet spring continuing into the summer throughout much of the country this year,...

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Meet Amy Grisak

Amy's Videos

Trimming Hops When Overgrown And Unkempt
Trimming Hops When Overgrown And Unkempt
By Amy Grisak
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Elderberry Cuttings: Collection and Planting Techniques
Elderberry Cuttings: Collection and Planting Techniques
By Amy Grisak
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Dealing with Deer – Part 2
Springtime Fly Control
Prevent Box Elder Bug Invasion

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