This question was asked a few moments ago, and I am really tempted to click close as off topic, but since we are new here I wanted to check in with Meta.

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I see no reason why pest control questions (whether varmints or insects) shouldn't be on-topic in the context of a gardening or landscaping question. In this case, he's asking about keeping them off his irrigation system, which sounds pretty on-topic to me.

Obviously, something like "How can I kill the mice in my walls?" or "How can I get rid of the bedbugs in my bed?" would be off-topic. Similarly, "How can I keep moths from nesting in my plenum-space fire sprinklers?" would be out of bounds.


I think it's on topic. Full disclosure though, it's my question. :)

The question pertains to maintaining my garden. I would also argue that installation and maintenance of sprinkler systems is an important part of landscaping. That's my $.02.

  • that makes sense. It will be interesting to see where we place the boundaries. I think this one is probably on topic, but its the first one I've see that is borderline.
    – wax eagle
    Commented Jun 8, 2011 at 19:35
  • @wax-eagle - I agree. No harm in asking. Glad you brought it up.
    – Shane
    Commented Jun 8, 2011 at 19:38
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    +1 Agree with the sprinkler systems part especially for gardening. There are a lot of problems that can be associated with overhead sprinkler watering (increased chances of mold/mildew/fungus) versus, say, a soaker hose that waters roots and not foilage.
    – Randy
    Commented Jun 8, 2011 at 22:01

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