About the OSU Extension Service: The Oregon State University Extension Service shares research-based knowledge with people and communities in Oregon’s 36 counties. OSU Extension addresses issues that matter to urban and rural Oregonians. OSU Extension’s partnerships and programs contribute to a healthy, prosperous and sustainable future for Oregon.

Tips for keeping rats out of home and garden

When neighbors work together to discourage rats, the results are better than going it alone.

Know garden pests before deciding on a path to control

Beneficial insects will often show up to feed on pest insects so don't kill indiscriminately.

10 low-water perennials that thrive in dry situations

Think "right plant, right place" when choosing plants and locate them together in like situations.

Pull weeds as they pop or desired plants will suffer

Weeds will do a number on other plants as they compete for water and nutrients.

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