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Mosquitoes and Ticks: Identification and Control

New class added to June schedule! Thursday, June 27, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Burke Branch Library 4701 Seminary Rd., Alexandria 22304 Learn the science of how best to control mosquitoes and ticks, and how to keep them away from … Continue reading

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Protecting Yourself From Ticks . . . Without Harming Pollinators

Protect yourself from ticks without destroying beneficial insects. Spraying pesticides to control ticks is ineffective because ticks reside primarily within leaf litter where the sprays cannot reach them, or they are brought in by animal hosts. The pesticides, however, are nonselective and will kill pollinators and other beneficial insects they come in contact with. There are much more effective ways to protect yourself, your family, and your pets and still enjoy the outdoors. Continue reading

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July 2018 Public Education Events

July 2018 Public Education Classes and Events include these classes: Good Gardens All Start with Good Soil; Twilight Home Gardening Series; Ticks and Mosquitos and Other Bloodsuckers; and Summer Garden Critter Controls.

Special Events include Simpson Gardens Tuesday Stroll, Saturday Morning in the Vegetable Garden, and Wednesday Library Garden Talks.

Don’t forget to check out our Plant Clinics as well! Continue reading

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June 2018 Public Education Events

June 2018 Public Education Classes and Events include classes on Summertime Pruning of Woody Shrubs, Herb Garden Talk, The Kitchen Herb Garden, Mosquitoes and Ticks: Identification and Control, and Small Space Gardening: Edible Landscaping .

Special Events include Simpson Gardens Tuesday Stroll, Saturday Morning in the Vegetable Garden, and Wednesday Library Garden Talks.

Don’t forget to check out our Plant Clinics as well! Continue reading

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