Gardening Know How: Sustainable Pest Control

A 6 step method that will help you deal with insect pests in your yard or garden

Throughout this course, you’ll develop a customized Action Plan for dealing with insect pest that are living in your garden.  This Action Plan will help you determine what insects call your yard or garden home, if they’re actually causing harm, and how and when to take action.

What you’ll learn

  • Solve insect pest issues in your yard or garden using earth friendly control methods.
  • Create a customized action plan that will help you effectively deal with insect pests.
  • Identify insects that are present in your yard or garden.
  • Understand that some insects are “good guys” and encourage these insects into your yard or garden.

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 5 lectures • 11min.
  • All About Bugs –> 5 lectures • 22min.
  • Step 1: Identify the Pest (or Beneficial!) –> 4 lectures • 11min.
  • Step 2: Monitor Your Yard or Garden for Problems –> 7 lectures • 18min.
  • Step 3: Decide When to Take Action –> 1 lecture • 6min.
  • Step 4: Implement Pest Control Methods –> 6 lectures • 28min.
  • Step 5: Evaluating Your Efforts –> 2 lectures • 6min.
  • Bonus Section –> 2 lectures • 3min.

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Requirements

  • A willingness to go outside and look at bugs is the only requirement for this course!.

Throughout this course, you’ll develop a customized Action Plan for dealing with insect pest that are living in your garden.  This Action Plan will help you determine what insects call your yard or garden home, if they’re actually causing harm, and how and when to take action.

Plus, you’ll learn that there are lots of alternatives to pesticides that can lead to long-term benefits for you, your garden, and the animals that share our outdoor space.  We’ll also cover:

  • instances when you might want to consider chemical control
  • least-toxic control options
  • how to tell the “good bugs” from the “bad bugs”
  • using beneficial insects (aka the good bugs) to help control the pests
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