Monday, May 14, 2007

For Sale: House with scummy pool full of mosquitoes

New front in war in mosquitoes

Real estate agents urged to report untended pools, ponds.

By Jim Wasserman - Bee Staff Writer

Last Updated 12:06 am PDT Monday, May 14, 2007
Story appeared in MAIN NEWS section, Page A1

To report unmaintained pools in your neighborhood:

Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District

Placer Mosquito and Vector Control

El Dorado County Vector Control

Sutter-Yuba Mosquito and Vector Control District


  1. Angela: I found your blog through (just in case you're keeping track). You've got some great info, though you're a few miles north of my Santa Barbara base of operations. But we're not that different. I've just started my own blog regarding sustainable landscape design. It links to my TV show and some other fun places. I'd love to know how you get the word out on a garden blog. So far, I'm just sitting here waiting for adulation and comments.

    I invite you to have a peek, leave a few comments and help me on my way.

    Keep up the fun writing. You've got a fun, loose style that's very readable.

    BG (

  2. Hey, BG,

    To get the word out about your garden blog, submit it to Garden Web's Garden Voices (, to other blog directories (just Google "blog directories" or look on other people's blogs to see what they're using) and be sure to add sidebar links to gardening blogs you like.

    Also, peruse the Blogger site for ways to improve traffic. Adding one-click feeds and e-mail subscriptions makes it easier for people to find your new posts.

    The easiest thing to do is look at other Blogger blogs you like and use the nifty add-ons they use.

    Santa Barbara, huh? Gorgeous place to garden blog, I'm sure. It's good that you're mixing your gardening with other interests. Sometimes we gardeners seem so one-dimensional. ;-)