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Integrated Pest Managment is common sense living
It's always a good time to make a "New Idea Resolution" Resolutions aren't just for New Year's Eve reflection.
One resolution you can make is smart, low cost, and can be applied with great results and pragmatic implementation.
This idea is simple: take a smart approach to pest management.
No, I don't mean pesky people...but pesky weeds and critters. Critters like snails...aphids...and roaches. Rascals we want to believe have an honored role in the ecosystem, but not in OUR garden!!!
If you'd like to take a more rational approach to managing your landscape or garden, here are some facts about snails. Did you know you can control snails with hand picking, copper barriers, diatomaceous earth or traps? And there are a few other methods, as well. Get the skinny here...
And if snails are not your problem...here's the overall site at the University of California IPM site to help you with management and identification of plant diseases, insects, mites, nematodes, weeds:
Hope this helps you make a couple practical resolutions that you can get started on really quickly. You can also expand your commitment as your need arises. And you will know that every step you take in this direction, no matter how small, how haltingly, or how often, you are improving the environment for yourself, your children, your pets, and all the beautiful critters in your habitat.
Get creative! It's amazing how resourceful you can be when you put your imagination to the task!
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