Safe Lawn and Garden Maintenance
Weeds, Seeds, Pests
Chapter 36
of
"The Best Control"
by Stephen Tvedten

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"The Best Control" is a book written by Stephen Tvedten.   With more than 30 years in the pest control business, Steve has researched and applied the methods of safe pest management successfully in over 350 schools.  The Best Control  is easily searched and contains a compilation of information, direction and advice currently being utilized by pest control  experts, schools and individuals all over the country.  It gives step-by-step directions for using common household items and other safe methods of  pest
problem solving that can be used to discourage and rid yourself of many of your worst pests.  This do-it-yourself approach can assist you to keep your family, school, business and neighborhood pesticide free.  The methods and materials recommended in this book are referred to as "Pestisafes" as opposed to "pesticides".  Pestisafe is a registered trademark of Stephen Tvedten.

Table of Contents

CANCER PREVENTION

Why 99% is Not Good Enough

Chapters 1-10 OVERVIEW 

Chapter 11 - Things Grandma Probably Used for Pests

Chapter 12-13 - Synthetic Pesticide Poisons

Chapter 14 - Nothing but Ants

Chapter 15-17 - Lice, bed bugs and more

Chapter 18 - Fleas

Chapter 19 - Ticks and Mites?

Chapter 20-21 - Bees, Wasps, Hornets and more

Chapter 22 - MOSQUITOES

Chapter 23 - Spiders

Chapter 24-25 - SCORPIONS

Chapter 26 - Help!  Roaches

Chapter 27 - Help!  Something is eating my clothes!

Chapter 28 - So What's hiding in your stored food ?

Chapter 29 - Crickets

Chapter 30 - Flies

Chapter 31 - Beetles, Mites and more

Chapter 32 - Rodents and other Vertebrate Pests 

Chapter 33 - Bats

Chapter 34 -  Birds

Chapter 35 - Termites

Chapter 36- Safe Lawn and Garden Maintenance
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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CHAPTER 36 
              CAREFREE YARD AND LAWN MAINTENANCE Page 829 
              INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT IPM Page 830 
              HOW TO BEGIN AN IPM PROGRAM Page 831 
              SAFETY AND LIABILITY Page 831 
              PROPER PLANT/TURF SELECTION Page 831 
              SELECTED LAWN GRASSES Page 832 
              THE SOIL TEST Page 833 
              TYPES OF SOIL Page 834 
              ORGANIC FERTILIZER Page 834 
              LIMING Page 834 
              OTHER MINERALS Page 834 
              WEED CONTROL OVERVIEW Page 835 
              TYPICAL WEEDS Page 836 
              SPOT REPAIRS Page 836 
              WEED CONTROL Page 837 
              PHYSICAL CONTROL Page 837 
              BIOHERBICIDE Page 837 
              MECHANICAL WEED CONTROL Page 837 
              CULTURAL CONTROL OF WEEDS Page 837 
              CHEMICAL WEED CONTROL Page 838 
              WEED PESTS Page 838 
              CONDITIONS CONDUCIVE Page 838 
              SEEDING Page 838 
              WATERING Page 838 
              MOWING Page 838 
              RECOMMENDED MOWING HEIGHT Page 839 
              CUTTING SUMMARY Page 839 
              GRASS ROOTS Page 839 
              CLOVER, EARTHWORMS AND MICROORGANISMS Page 840 
              THATCH Page 840 
              SEVERAL DETHATCHING TECHNIQUES Page 840 
              BIO-DETHATCHING Page 840 
              MECHANICAL DETHATCHING Page 840 
              AERATION Page 840 
              CHOICE OF SEED OR SOD Page 841 
              TO START A NEW LAWN Page 841 
              ALLOW A FEW WEEDS Page 841 
              WEEDS AND "INJURIES" Page 841 
              PEST CONTROL INDUSTRY CAUTION Page 841 
              CONTROLLING LAWN DISEASES/FUNGI Page 842 
              BUG JUICE SPRAY Page 850 
              CONTROLLING INSECT PESTS Page 850 
              APHIDS Page 850 
              ARMYWORM Page 851 
              BEETLES Page 851 
              BILLBUGS Page 852 
              BLACK TURFGRASS ATAENIUS Page 852 
              CATERPILLARS Page 852 
              CHINCH BUG Page 853 
              CUTWORM Page 854 
              GRASSHOPPER Page 854 
              GREENBUGS OR APHIDS Page 854 
              GRUB Page 855 
              JAPANESE BEETLE Page 855
              LACEBUGS Page 855 
              LEAF HOPPERS Page 856 
              MOLE CRICKETS Page 856 
              NEMATODES Page 856 
              POTATO LEAFHOPPER Page 857 
              SCALE Page 857 
              SNAILS AND SLUGS Page 857 
              SOD WEBWORM Page 858 
              SPIDER MITES Page 858 
              WIRE WORMS Page 859 
              CHICKEN CONTROL Page 859 
              NEEM NOTE Page 859 
              SYNTHETIC PESTICIDE WARNING Page 859 
              IPM PEST CONTROL OVERVIEW Page 860 
              SEAWEED AND FISH EMULSION SPRAYS Page 860 
              CHINCH BUGS Page 861 
              FUNGUS PROBLEMS Page 861 
              WEEDS Page 861 
              BIOLOGICAL CONTROL Page 861 
              NATURAL LAWN MAINTENANCE CONCLUSION Page 862 
              COMPOST PILES Page 862 
              WATERING INSTRUCTIONS Page 863 
              WEEDING AND BED MAINTENANCE Page 863 
              COMPOST MANAGEMENT Page 863 
              LIMING Page 863 
              ORGANIC MATERIALS FOR IMPROVING SOIL TILTH Page 864 
              ROLES OF SELECTED NUTRIENTS Page 864 
              FALL CLEAN-UP Page 865 
              TREE AND SHRUB CARE Page 865 
              NATURAL ORGANIC TREE FEEDING Page 865 
              TREE INJURY NOTE Page 866 
              PRUNING Page 866 
              CONCLUSIONS Page 866 
              NUISANCE WILDLIFE CONTROL Page 867 
              Acknowledgments/Bibliography/References Page 869 
              Glossary of Terms Page 907 
              Index Page 935
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