Control of Pests in the Home By Organic or Chemical Methods
Prepare for Termite Service
Termite control is best conducted by professionals, but there are things the homeowner should know and can do to prepare for service.
11 Questions and Answers on Pesticides and their Use
Some common questions and answers about pesticides, their hazards, and their use.
What Is Integrated Pest Management?
IPM is today's term for responsible pest control. But what is it and how do you apply it in your home?
Counterfeit Pest Control Products for Pets Are Recalled by the EPA
The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a stop sale and removal order for certain pet pesticide products due to widespread counterfeiting.
Pesticide Management Education Program Yields Dividends
The Pesticide Management Program encourages safe use of pesticides by the applicator, thereby protecting the consumer and promoting responsible environmental stewardship.
Least Toxic Natural Pesticides Are Derived from Plants
Scientists explore plant derived compounds which function as herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, nematicides and rodenticides.
Outdoor House Fly Control
Eliminate flies outdoors to keep them from coming indoors.
Controlling the Kudzu Bug
Recently introduced to the U.S., the kudzu bug can be of significant damage to crops and an annoyance in homes. Read about this bug and its control.
Non-Chemical Control of Plant Pests: Spider Mites
Spider mites are damaging plant pests, but they can be controlled through non-chemical means.
Attract, Trap, and Zap Flying Insects
Insect light traps can very effective in attracting, trapping, and zapping flying insects. But the trap must be correctly placed so that it is not attracting mosquitoes or flies toward people or into a building.
Reading the Pesticide Label
A guide to pesticide labels: What is on them and how to read them.
The Scorpion and its Sting
Where are scorpions found? How dangerous is it? How can it be controlled?
Animals Aid in Pest Control
Natural pest control can include encouraging natural predators to do the dirty work for you. Animals, such as cats and barn owls naturally prey on rodents, dogs can sniff out bugs such as bed bugs and termites, and birds prey on insects.
Controlling Pests With Pests
We may not like sharing our homes with insects, but many can be beneficial - and provide pest control themselves in our gardens and yards.
Non-Chemical Control of Plant Pests: Aphids
Aphids can be damaging plant pests, but they can be controlled through non-chemical means
Non-Chemical Control of Plant Pests: Thrips
Thrips can be damaging to plants, but they can be controlled through non-chemical means.
Winter Bugs, Rats and Mice
Although pests are less active in the winter, they don't go away completely. In fact, when it is cold outside, pests are more likely to come into your home.