They look like giant mosquitoes, or daddy-longlegs with wings, and they fly like crazy bumper-car drivers, bouncing off walls, each other, ceilings and light sources. But they’re nothing to be afraid of. Meet the harmless crane fly!
So, spring has arrived — and the rains are coming back! Weather officials say rain could be heavy Wednesday. Fortunately, there are still plenty of free sandbags to help protect your property.
Spring is back and you may be wondering how to tackle your lawn and garden. County Master Gardeners are holding their Spring Seminar at the County Operations Center Saturday. Plus, we have four spring gardening tips!
Rain puddles, sun and rising temperatures prompt the County to call on the public to dump out standing water to fight mosquitoes — a call made more urgent this year by the Zika virus.
Finally! The sun is back and you’ve been itching to get outside for a hike. Just remember, it’s tick season in San Diego County, and you need to protect yourself and your pets.
Umbrella? Got it. Rain boots? Got ‘em. Rain barrel — wait, you don’t have a rain barrel? Through Sunday, you can buy a discounted rain barrel and start harvesting the rains running off your roof!
If you’ve got a rain barrel, this winter’s rains have been great! Your barrel is full. You’re conserving water. You’re watering your garden naturally. You’re growing mosquitoes … Wait, what?!