DATED – Discover ways to cope with rodents and different backyard pests | Occasions


Pocket squirrels, rabbits, ground squirrels, mice and birds – as the coordinator of the horticultural program in Greenlee County, Bill Cook has dealt with voracious rodents and more.

Garden assessment and planning can help solve vertebrate pest challenges in Arizona, but you may be surprised to learn that some vertebrate animals that cause problems in gardens and landscapes are protected by law.

Learn more on Thursday, July 8th at 11 a.m. during a free webinar where Cook explains how vertebrate pest damage is treated and when it is appropriate to use control strategies.

An easy and convenient way to get connected is through the direct “click here” hotlinks at, which also has dozens of webinar topics from Thursday.

University of Arizona’s Gila County Cooperative Extension Agent Chris Jones is hosting the popular series, and the Cooperative Extension website has a number of links to programs, lectures and resources.

Links are also conveniently posted each week on Facebook, where you can join Jones and a network of Gila County gardeners at

To be added to an email invitation list for the gardening and horticultural workshops, call Jones at 928-402-8586 or email

Cook has run a small nursery and greenhouse business from home for the past 12 years, doing custom propagation and specializing in old fruit and vegetable plants. His background includes growing cotton, golf course maintenance, landscaping and installation.