Environmentally Friendly Pest Control

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Trafford Publishing, 2002 - Gardening - 111 pages

Entomophobia, the unreasoning fear of insects, may be a major factor for the rate of pesticide use among homeowners. However, before using pesticides, individuals or business owners should carefully evaluate pest problems.

If corrective action is necessary, a person can choose from an array of available materials. Consideration of the ecological and biological impacts is necessary prior to treatment. One must consider not only the target pest, but also its natural enemies and non-target organisms that could be affected.

Since elimination of a species is not possible, nor responsible, reducing pest problems to an acceptable level through natural means is the goal of this publication.

The items in this publication represent a composite of personal experience, testing by master gardeners and others, technical literature, anecdotes from various individuals, and other sources.

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