Control Pests with Traps and Barriers

Sometimes, protecting your crops from insects is as easy as throwing a fabric row cover over them. If the cabbage moths can't reach your broccoli to lay their eggs, for example, you won't find caterpillars in your vegetables. A strip of newspaper wrapped around the tender stem of a seedling can prevent a cutworm from chewing through it. You can foil many common pests with specially colored, sticky-coated traps. See Chapter 8 for more ideas.

You can also use insects' own attractants against them. Pheromones, which are scents secreted by insects to attract a mate, are among the most powerful tools in your pest control kit. Pheromone baits combined with traps are the downfall of millions of Japanese beetles and other pests every year. These baits attract only the pests you want to eradicate, so they're safe to use around beneficial insects.

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Homeowners Guide To Landscaping

Homeowners Guide To Landscaping

How would you like to save a ton of money and increase the value of your home by as much as thirty percent! If your homes landscape is designed properly it will be a source of enjoyment for your entire family, it will enhance your community and add to the resale value of your property. Landscape design involves much more than placing trees, shrubs and other plants on the property. It is an art which deals with conscious arrangement or organization of outdoor space for human satisfaction and enjoyment.

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