I have been told that ordinary dish soap diluted thinly can be used to drive off wasps, bees and dirt dabbers; is this true?
Yes, it works better if you add some vegetable oil and dilute it with some water. It basically sticks to them and suffocates them.
I am trying to get rid of ground moles. I think the moles have eaten everything else. I can not find any ground worms (fish bait). My dogs are not digging up grubs to eat. Ground crickets are the only bugs I am finding now.
This article will help you with the mole problem:
This article can help you with ground crickets:
How can I kill the ant hills in my garden without pesticides?
This article should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/get-rid-of-ants.htm
I know inside my home I use 20 mule team borax but I am not sure if that will work in a garden.
I have noticed that I have several newly hatched grasshoppers that seem to be everywhere in my gardens. We had a lot of them last year too. How do you get rid of them before they eat everything in my yard?
These articles will help you with controlling them:
I have root maggots in my garden soil. I randomly scooped a cup of soil from my garden today and did an inspection for the insect, and sure enough I found three of them very much alive. I have a small garden, 15 ft. x 12 ft. How do I treat the soil to get rid of them? I live in Newfoundland, Canada, so we are not ready as of yet to start the growing season.
Just today (it is 87 degrees) I have a severe infestation of red spider mites. I have a long hand laid stone ramp (for my husband's wheelchair) and it is completely covered with them. I just purchased almost $200 worth of annuals and vegetables and set them on this ramp. What in the world can I do? I was told to purchase SEVIN, and I sprayed the ramp with this; but unless it hits each one, it doesn't look like it killed them. I have never had these before. They are crawling up the outside of the stone ramp, etc.
Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/red-spider-mites.htm
I would recommend spraying the plant with neem oil. We have found it to be very effective against pests and it is safe for humans and pets plus it will not kill beneficial bugs. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm
How do I kill Syngonium podophylum (White Butterfly)?