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.

Winter clean up to reduce pests

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Winter clean up: strategies to clean out garden pests

The Chinook winds are howling raising temperatures out of the negative digits. There’s no wonder I have a case 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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Columbine Plants and Common Pests That Bother Them
Columbine Plants and Common Pests That Bother Them

There are garden plants that don’t seem to have any pest issues at all for...

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Carpenter Ants: Prevention Techniques and Products
Carpenter Ants: Prevention Techniques and Products

When we were out and about the other day, we noticed large, winged ants making...

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Leaf-footed Bugs in the Springtime
Leaf-footed Bugs in the Springtime

In the spring, insects come out of their hiding spots like wildflowers emerging from their...

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Backyard Badgers
Backyard Badgers – Good or Bad?

With an abundance of ground squirrels comes the predators that eat them, and in our...

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Evergreens: How to Handle Winter Damage
Evergreens: How to Handle Winter Damage

As we slowly progress into spring we’re seeing some of the damage resulting from the...

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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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