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Non-Toxic Pest Control Tools
|A-F| |G-M| |N-Z|

Non-toxic pest management tools are those methods, products and techniques that do not put human health and the environment at risk. Simple changes in your environment can significantly reduce pest populations. Before reaching for a pesticide, monitor the pest population, make structural repairs, use proper sanitation inside and outside, and modify the pests' habitat. Any openings that pests are using to access the structure should be caulked, screened or repaired. Some outdoor pests are attracted to spilled greasy or sugary liquids, improperly stored garbage, untended pet foods or explosions of naturally-occurring food sources like aphids or scale infestations on nearby plants. Efforts to eliminate food sources may eliminate pest problems.

|A-F|

aeration of soil
black molasses
calcium products/talc/lime
caulk
corn gluten
dehumidifier
door strips/door sweeps
electrogun (electrocution)
fans
flyswatter

|G-M|

habitat modification
heat treatment
hot pepper wax
glue boards
liquid nitrogen (cold treatment)
living biological controls (parasitic wasps, ladybugs, praying mantis, nematodes, etc)
mow high with sharp blades

|N-Z|

netting
overseed
prune
sanitation
seal holes
screens
sodium chloride
sticky tape
thatch removal
traps (flytraps, sticky traps, pheromone traps, jar traps, insect light trap, etc.)
vacuum
water drainage
water pipe maintenance
water spray
weed-hound