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Backyard Beneficial Insects
Posted on Feb 27th, 2015

from Texas AgriLife Extension
Beneficials in the Landscape
First off, let me mention that a pest is all a matter of perspective.  There are insects that are commonly thought of as pests that can also be considered beneficial when viewed through the proper lens.  An easy example would be termites.  People are very unhappy when they find termites eating the cellulose material in their home, but in a natural setting, termites help break down cellulose material when trees fall in the forest.  Of course, this works both ways.  A flipped example is ladybird beetles.  They are often called beneficial insects because they help to consume aphids and other small, soft-bodied insects that attack desired plants.  I have seen ladybird beetles by the thousands enter my parents’ home to overwinter.  These beetles are not the kind little helpers that ladybugs are made out to be- they dive bomb you, bite you and can stain fabrics with a fluid they exude.  So keeping that in mind, let us proceed with a few “beneficials” you may find in the landscape.
Date Set For Deer Park Spring Garage Sale
Posted on Feb 15th, 2015
We are pleased to announce our Neighborhood Garage Sale will be held Saturday, April 11, 2015 beginning at 8:00 a.m.  Everyone is encouraged to set up sales in their own yards and driveways.

The sale will be advertised and signs will be posted in various locations to attract buyers.  Participants are urged to also post at least one sign.

This is a great opportunity to get rid of your unwanted stuff, spend time with your neighbors and make a little money too!
Questions?  Check our website, contact   or phone 512-445-6262.

Regular Monthly Board Meeting
Wednesday, March 4th, 7:00 p.m. at Oak Hill Library
Our regular monthly Board meeting will take place this Wednesday March 4, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held at the Will Hampton (Oak Hill) Library, 5125 Convict Hill Road, Austin, Texas.
The meeting Agenda is posted on the members section of our website.
Homeowners are welcome.

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