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Pest Control March 2009 Archive


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Mosquitoes Repelled by Soy-based Pest Control Products

Friday March 27, 2009
Mosquitoes have been the most annoying and potentially hazardous insect to humans, pets and livestock for perhaps millions of years. They defy nearly constant efforts to annihilate them, seem to ... Read More

Powdery Mildew: Identification, Control and Prevention

Tuesday March 24, 2009
About 100,000 fungi species occur in nature, with about 8,000 of these causing plant diseases. Two of the more common fungal diseases are Downy and Powdery Mildew. Fungi can be ... Read More

Chlordane Exposures and Diabetes

Friday March 20, 2009
Chlordane, a family of compounds used as insecticides from 1950 to their ban in 1975, was used both to treat crops such as corn, soybeans and vegetables and to treat ... Read More

Pesticides Across the Hedge

Thursday March 19, 2009
Neighbors often have differing view points on pesticide and herbicide use so here are a few facts to consider, regardless of which side of the hedge you are on. There ... Read More

Holey Potato Plants - Causes and Cures

Tuesday March 17, 2009
It will be a hard day's night for the gardener when small black, bronze or brown insects are be-bopping about, chewing on and leaving small holes on the leaves of ... Read More

ABCs of Buying Fresh Veggies and Fruits

Thursday March 12, 2009
The Environmental Working Group's compilation of government data from 87,000 tests for pesticide residues in fresh produce found that Asparagus, Avocadoes, Broccoli, Cabbage and Corn (Sweet) ranked among the ... Read More

Dislodge Those Dastardly Demons from your Garden

Wednesday March 11, 2009
Want to work like a pro in your garden? Try shaking your plants, instead of handpicking to dislodge weevils, beetles and earwigs. It is a faster method of pest control ... Read More

HoneyBees Versus Caterpillars. And the Winner is...

Thursday March 5, 2009
A study cited in Current Biology found that honeybees not only serve supremely as plant pollinators but that their mere presence can lessen the damage done by marauding larval caterpillars. ... Read More

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