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I purchased this Hibiscus online. I was concerned when I received the...

I purchased this Hibiscus online. I was concerned when I received the shipping notice as other online nurseries I've used have gotten their plants to me in 2-3 days, but these guys used a very slow method. It seems like this plant was kept moist and deprived of fresh air for too long. My questions are: Can this plant recover? (If so, what needs to be done to help it recover?) If I plant it, can this problem spread to other plants in my garden? Or should I return the plant for a healthy one? (I uploaded the photos, but I can't see them here, so I don't know if you can see them.)

Multnomah County Oregon Posted about 1 hour ago

Should I be worried?

Hello,
Just came across these little bugs in our bathroom and was wondering if I should be worried? Just recently stayed the night at a hotel and I'm praying they aren't bed bugs. Should I call an exterminator to be safe?

Paulding County Ohio Posted about 21 hours ago

I am curious about the current rental rate/acre to grow Hay in Belmont...

I am curious about the current rental rate/acre to grow Hay in Belmont county. I am purchasing a parcel that is currently in Hay production that I am considering returning to timerland/timber production. Approximately 10 acres in Washington twp. Belmont county.

Belmont County Ohio land rental Posted 1 day ago

I live in Portsmouth, Ohio and there are herds of deer that travel through...

I live in Portsmouth, Ohio and there are herds of deer that travel through the wooded areas in and around town. I live in a wooded area in town (7 acres). This year I have a small group of deer who have elected to live near my home. There is a mother deer, who recently (within the past week or two) had two baby foals and there are two younger deer (her now two year old foals I believe). Q. 1 Is there birth control that can be administered to them? Q. 2 How likely is it that a deer would attack a person? In the past couple of days the mother deer has twice become aggressive with two of my dogs. Knocking them over with her front legs and pouncing on them after she knocked them over. The dogs were barking at her but not attacking her and the foals were not present. Both dogs are ok, but she has begun to walk toward me and I'm a bit concerned that she will get aggressive with me. I have never tried to approach any deer or any other wild animal. There are fox, racoons, possums, coyotes and deer on the property, along with feral cats, various rodents, snakes, turtles and rabbits. No bears yet on my property, but there have been bears inside the city limits the last few years. Q. 3 Should I be concerned she will attack me and what should I do if she tries to come toward me?

Scioto County Ohio Posted 3 days ago

Small bugs on my deck.

I noticed a lot of these bugs on my wood bench and wood deck. Are they harmful? And should they be exterminated? This photo is enlarged. The bugs are tiny.

Logan County Ohio insect identification Posted 5 days ago

Smoked Meat and Health

Hi. I love smoked meat but read it may be bad for me. I have cut back from eating it 3 x a week to twice a month. I eat at Restaurant City Barbeque) and don't cook it myself. So can I eat smoked chicken and simply take the delicious skin off, not eating the skin, and avoid a lot of the dangerous possibly cancer causing chemicals I read about? Thx much.

Franklin County Ohio Posted 6 days ago

Pleas identify this critter? Home invasion.

Pleas identify this critter? Home invasion.

Lorain County Ohio Posted 6 days ago

Is the 2018 grub season expected to b e mild or bad this year?

Is the 2018 grub season expected to b e mild or bad this year?

Ashtabula County Ohio insect issues grubs Posted 8 days ago

How can I keep groundhogs from living under my shed?

How can I keep groundhogs from living under my shed?

Hancock County Ohio Posted 10 days ago

Is there going to be anymore Homebuyer education program for subsequent...

Is there going to be anymore Homebuyer education program for subsequent months this year?

Franklin County Ohio homebuyer Posted 12 days ago