Controlling Creepy Crawlies

Instead of using hazardous pesticides in your garden, opt for insect management that involves the three Ps:

  • Predators: Beneficial insects that eat pests
  • Parasites: Beneficial insects that lay eggs on pests (the eggs hatch and destroy the pests)
  • Pathogens: Diseases that kill the pests but not your plants ctABE*

The strategy you choose depends on the particulars of the situation. Work with local IPM practitioners until you get a feel for how the system works. Look for a pest control company that uses the terms "IPM" or "organic" in their advertising, and insist on nontoxic approaches.

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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