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Resources for Home Gardeners

Interested in biocontrol for your home garden? Here are some useful links to help you understand how to encourage beneficial insects in your yard. And check out our Pest Control pages to learn more about specific garden pests and how to manage them.

Selecting plants to encourage pollinators:

 http://pollinator.org/PDFs/PacificLowlandrx8.pdf

Determing what native insects will be useful to you and what their target pests are:

http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/nrcs141p2_021753.pdf

Choosing pesticides that are least harmful to bees:

http://www.xerces.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/xerces-organic-approved-pesticides-factsheet.pdf

Dealing with Azalea Lace Bugs? Consider biocontrol with green lacewings! http://www.diggermagazine.com/biocontrol-of-azalea-lace-bugs/