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Pest Control April 2009 Archive


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Pass the Mayo...To the Cockroaches

Thursday April 30, 2009
Did you get all of that junk out of your trunk and find that a rolling roach motel has sprung up where the beach blanket used to lie? Or did ... Read More

Least-toxic Weed Control in the Bulb Garden: Black Plastic versus Organic Mulch

Wednesday April 29, 2009
Preventing pests and disease in the bulb garden is much preferable to applying controls once problems arise. Further, encouraging plant growth while discouraging weeds has always been and will continue ... Read More

The Nose Knows - Termite Sniffing Dogs Join the Pest Control Ranks

Sunday April 19, 2009
Dogs have long been used in natural disasters and war-stricken areas to locate missing persons but a new generation of specially-trained hounds are being used by pest control firms to ... Read More

Caveman Harnesses Fire and Tames Suburban Weeds

Friday April 17, 2009
Patented in 1852 and used effectively for weed control in such commercial crops as cotton, sugar cane and corn, flame weeders have since moved to suburbia as homeowners and gardeners ... Read More

Fast Facts on Little Fire Ants

Friday April 10, 2009
These tiny ants, only 1/16" long, pack a powerful sting although they are relatively slow moving. Light orange or light red, they tend to travel along well defined foraging trails. ... Read More

Reading, Writing and 2,4-D

Tuesday April 7, 2009
Pesticides are absorbed through skin and eyes, ingested orally or breathed into our lungs, scientists say. As children breathe in a larger volume of air in proportion to their body ... Read More

Ten Steps to Establishing Pesticide-Free Parks

Thursday April 2, 2009
Want to walk your dog, let your kids romp or just lie on your back and let your cares drift away on cottony clouds? But first, are you worried about ... Read More

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