Natural Garden Pest Control
Pick a pest and you can usually find a natural control for it.
Natural pest control is less expensive than buying and applying pesticides, and it's safer for your garden, your family, the natural wildlife and the environment.
Each year American homes use approximately 136 million pounds of pesticides on lawns and gardens, and in the home. In fact, homeowners use about three times the amount of pesticides as farmers. Most wildlife pest poisonings, and most surface water contamination from pesticides, come from single-family homes.
Organic Pest Control: What Works, What Doesn't
Last fall, MOTHER EARTH NEWS launched our Organic Pest Control Survey to learn more about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to limiting insect damage in organic vegetable gardens. About 1,300 gardeners from across North America responded, providing new, region-specific insight into organic pest control
Organic Garden Pest Control
A garden seethes with life—after all it is a food source. Organic garden pest control is a safe and easy way to control those critters that think your food is their food!
Biological Pest Control
Biological control is a bioeffector-method of controlling pests (including insects, mites, weeds and plant diseases) using other living organisms. It relies on predation, parasitism, herbivory, or other natural mechanisms, but typically also involves an active human management role.
Deer and Agriculture in West Virginia
This pamphlet from the WVU Extension Service suggests ways of constructing an electric fence to ward off deer.