5 Methods To Get Rid Of Garden Pests Without Harmful Chemicals

June 15, 2016 by  
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Some garden critters are up to no good and the bad news is that often your innocent plants don’t stand a chance against them on their own. But rather than breaking out the harmful chemicals and pesticides, consider these natural, eco-friendly solutions put together by NY City Pest Control . Their “Guardians of the Garden” are everyday superheroes that come in both insect and plant form, working to repel unwanted invaders or attract beneficial insects to help fight your pest problem. The best part of these solutions: you get to let Mother Nature do the work for you! It doesn’t hurt that these Guardians are kid and pet friendly too. Check out the infographic below to learn more about organic methods of pest control for your best summer garden yet . + NY City Pest Control Infographic via NY City Pest Control The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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Celebrate World Sparrow Day on March 20th and help save a species!

March 18, 2015 by  
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The fifth annual  World Sparrow Day  will be celebrated this Friday, March 20th. Initiated in 2010, it’s an annual awareness-raising campaign that celebrates sparrows and emphasizes the need to protect these little birds, as well as their habitats. All around the world, bird numbers have dropped alarmingly in recent years due to habitat loss, pesticide/insecticide use,  predation by pet cats , and pollution. Fiercely intelligent and friendly, sparrows are in need of our help and protection before they disappear forever. Read the rest of Celebrate World Sparrow Day on March 20th and help save a species! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bird conservation , bird deaths , common house sparrow , habitat loss , house sparrow day , March 20 , March 20th , natural pest control , organic insect control , passer domesticus , pesticide use , pesticides , pollinator decline , save sparrows , sparrow , sparrows , World House Sparrow Day , World Sparrow Day

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James Corner Field Operations unveils plans for 10-mile “Underline” park in Miami

March 18, 2015 by  
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Image courtesy Anna Baez James Corner Field Operations (JCFO)—the architects behind the New York High Line —have been selected to develop the vision and master plan for a 10-mile linear park dubbed the Miami Underline  in Miami, Florida. The park will revitalize the area beneath Miami’s Metrorail, creating a safe and vibrant urban trail for cyclists and pedestrians that will stretch from the Miami River to Dadeland South Station. Read the rest of James Corner Field Operations unveils plans for 10-mile “Underline” park in Miami Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cycling , green space , james corner , james corner field operations , Landscape Architecture , linear park , LIVING ART , Miami , pedestrian , safety , underline , university of miami , urban trail

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Virginia Tech Biological Pest Control in India Saves Farmers $309 Million

February 18, 2014 by  
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The papaya mealybug is a particularly nasty pest that rips through papaya, eggplant, and tomato crops in southern India, but it’s hard to control since it is resistant to conventional pesticides . Without intervention from the same Virginia Tech team that helped Africa farmers combat the leaf miner moth , the mealybug would have caused $309 million worth of damage in the first year of its invasion, and more than $1 billion over the next five years. Rangaswamy “Muni” Muniappan developed a natural pest control program that wiped out the papaya mealybug’s onslaught in India – all for the modest cost of $200,000. Read the rest of Virginia Tech Biological Pest Control in India Saves Farmers $309 Million Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: agriculture in India , biological controls for invasive species , biological pest control , Integrated Pest Management Innovation Lab , leaf miner parasitic wasp , mealybug parasitic wasp , natural pest control , papaya mealybug invades India , Rangaswamy “Muni” Muniappan , species resistant to pesticides , Tamil Nadu Agricultural University , unconventional pest control , virginia tech        

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