Diabolically Simple Pest Control

See the little straw mats wrapped around the trunks of these trees? They aren’t to keep the pines from catching cold, they’re old-fashioned pesticide!

In the wintertime, insects crawl down from the branches and burrow into the temptingly warm straw mats, which are wrapped tightly at the bottom and loosely at the top.  Congratulating themselves on finding the insect equivalent of the Bahamas, the bugs never suspect that before it’s warm enough to return to wreaking havoc, gardeners will swoop in and BWAHAHAHAHA toss their cozy roach motel into the fire!

The Last Tea Bowl Thief was chosen as an Editor’s Pick for
Best Mystery, Thriller & Suspense on Amazon

For three hundred years, a missing tea bowl passes from one fortune-seeker to the next, changing the lives of all who possess it…read more

“A fascinating mix of history and mystery.” —Booklist

Jonelle Patrick writes novels set in Japan, produces the monthly e-magazine Japanagram, and blogs at Only In Japan and The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had

Published by Jonelle Patrick

Writes all the Japan things.

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