Bugs and Diseases (Pests!)
It’s essential in sustainable to first, to prevent disease and harmful insects, and second, to respond to them in a way that makes sense for the health of your garden, your environment and your family. Not to mention reducing the amount of time you have to spend dealing with pests (the absolute least fun thing to do in the garden!) And sustainable gardeners DO tolerate a bit of insect “damage” — it’s a natural part of the landscape and proof we’re helping to feed our wildlife.
More Pest Articles on this Site
- The Truth about Organic Pesticides
- Contributor Joe Lamp’l explains Integrated Pest Management (IPM).
- How to Deal with Mosquitos
- Just Say No to Poisons is Ginny Stibolt’s reaction to insecticides.
Stories from Garden Blogs
- Spray Now! was my first blog post about pesticides and it elicited some great comments from our readers, including some experts.
- In When Gurus Go Bad, an expert debunks the quacks and names names.
- When it’s Man against Caterpillars (tent caterpillars)
- And here’s my own rant about a very successful guru/quack.
- Pesticide users would definitely rather not read this.
- This year tiger mosquitoes are tormenting gardeners and they’re striking back.