Bugs And Weeds

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Bugs and Weeds Our Weedy Site Map

This site is about preventing bugs and weeds. It is designed so you can read each page as a separate article, or following the designated link at the bottom of the page will allow you to follow the entire project in sequence. If you want to start with the prevention program, it starts with Prevention Starts Outdoors There is a navigation bar at the bottom of each page, and of course, if you lose your way along the way, you can always come to this map for guidance. It has the links, and a few lines from each page to help with identification.

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1. Bugs And Weeds

Welcome to Bugs and Weeds! This site is all about, well, er, uh, bugs and weeds. Bugs suck! No, they really do! Not just the ones that bug you, but they all suck. That's how they get nutrition. A creature becomes a bug to us, when it starts to bug us. As obvious as that may sound, it is true.

2. Main Directory

Contains a list of each of our directories and links to each.

3. Introduction

A few pages of introductory material about bugs and weeds, and bug and weed pest prevention, and how to use this site.

4. Border Pest Prevention

A list of pages dealing with controlling the outer edges and borders of your property. This is your first front in the war on pests.

5. Lawncare Pest Prevention

Pages containing information about using lawn care practices to control and prevent pests.

6. Landscape Pest Prevention

Landscape pest practices as pest control. What you do in your landscape will either attract or repel pests. Learn how to use it to your advantage in pest prevention.

7. Indoor Pest Prevention

These pages deal with keeping pests out of your home. Such issues as pest entry routes, and sealing your home against them.

8. Prevention Starts Outdoors Preventing pests is better than controlling pests, for the same reason that preventing house fires is better than controlling house fires! There is a lot of information on preventing pests in the home, most of it deals with the obvious: "Clean your house, seal your food, check for holes, close your trash can, stop leaving the doors open when you run out to the mailbox you moron!"

9. Brush Control As Prevention Removing debris, brush, and weeds will help to keep pests off your property. Rotting wood is the roach's natural food. Getting rid of rotting wood, will help to keep roaches and other pests off your property, make sure that your outside area is free of it, and anything else that might hide pests.

10. Brush The Facts Rotting wood is the natural food of the roach, and serves as food and cover for many other insects and rodents. Getting rid of it will send the little critters running and aid you in your quest to prevent pests. 

11. Mowing As Prevention One of the largest and most critical areas to deal with in home pest prevention is the lawn. The lawn is a place for show, a place for recreation, and a place where children usually have their first real contact with nature on a physical level. The addition of children and pets increases the importance of both controlling the pests and the nature of the control. 

12. Other Lawn Care As Pest Prevention

Cultivating is something that doesn't have to be done as often as the other items on our list, but it is highly important. If you have a thatch build up, or compaction problems, aerifying, or verticutting will aid in keeping your lawn in good condition.

13. Lawn Care The Facts If the area is getting so much traffic because it is convenient, you could make a paved foot path through the area, or you could plant or build a traffic barrier to make it less convenient.

14. Landscape As Prevention

Your landscape is an insect and rodent magnet, it will attract them, or it will help to repel them, based on how you manage it.

15. Plant Choices As Pest Prevention Your choice of plants to populate your landscape plays a very important role in preventing home pests. As a general rule of thumb, these should be native plants whenever possible.

16. Tree Care As Prevention Good pest prevention practices apply to trees as well as the rest of your landscape. Proper maintenance will repel insects and weeds, poor practices will attract them like a lawyer to an ambulance.

17. Landscape The Facts Use plants native to your area when you are landscaping. Native plants are already resistant to native pests, are comfortable with your climate and average rainfall, and they won't break out into the environment and eat the forest. 

18. Preventing Pests From Coming In If you have performed the other tasks in this guide properly, the number of pests trying to get inside will be limited. The biggest part of indoor pest control, is practicing good outdoor pest prevention. There is still one important thing that needs to be done: 

19. Indoor Prevention The Facts Most importantly, there are always the things your mother told you. Things like: "Close the door when you go in or out." You should have paid more attention, you probably wouldn't have to be reading this list!  

20. Article Directory List and Links Of Buggy Weedy Articles

21. Preventing Bugs

Bugs are what most people think of when they think of pests. Weeds are pests as well, but when a person says: "I have a pest problem," it usually means bugs.

22. Preventing Weeds

Weeds are not normally what people think of when they think of pests. They are usually thinking of bugs and insects, but weeds are pests too! What is a weed? A weed is simply a plant out of place.

23. Our Weedy Site Map This is where you are now. Why not bookmark this page so you can find your way back? This site is good for your health, the environment, and your wallet!

24. How To Use This Site 

This site can be used in several ways. It is designed with the user in mind.

25. Bugs And Weeds Introduction 

An introduction filled with bad grammar, and the voice of my "inner used car salesman!"

26. Pest Prevention: The Theory

This would seem to be self explanatory, but sometimes the simple answer slips by us. The simple explanation may seem to easy, and to obvious, but, it is usually right.

27. Real Estate Buyers

Using this site as a checklist when buying real estate.

28. Bugalicious Weedy Trivia

 Trivia 2 l Trivia 3

A little interesting information on the things that bug us!

29. Resources

Links to some sites that we consider to be beneficial.

30. Re-thinking Integrated Pest Management

A slightly different approach to IPM.

31. Preventing pests how to do it yourself

Long term pest prevention for homes, gardens, lawns, and landscapes. That is what this site is all about. To take a direct route to information  on how to do it, Prevention Starts Outdoors is the place to begin.

32.  Prevention Program

Welcome to our pest prevention program page! The links listed here are part of an integrated program of integrated pest management.

33.  Pest Prevention System

The goal of this site, is to provide a systematic approach to pest prevention, in a logical, way, that will become the basis for further pest control efforts.

34. The green alternative to pesticides

What is green, requires no commercial pesticides, or organic, natural pesticides, or strange odd electronic devices, and can still keep bugs and weeds off your property, out of your lawn, garden, landscape, and home?

35. Holistic Pest Control

Preventing pests should be the first step in pest control. Prevention should be the basis for any system of pest management. A holistic approach is what is needed, and what we offer.

36. Eco Friendly Home Pest Control

Eco Logic, sometimes the arguments from both sides of environmental issues just don't make sense. It is like two people looking at the wrong map, and arguing on the best route to follow to get to a destination!

37. Bugs and weeds terms

A short list of terms used on this site.

38. Home and Landscape

Improvements in your landscape can have a profound effect on the aesthetic quality of your experience as a homeowner, and can have a positive effect on the the monetary value of your home as well.

39. Tree Pruning

Almost every activity related to lawn, garden and landscape has a direct effect on the pest population!

40. Mow More Often

Proper lawn care, can be one of the best ways to prevent pests, not just in your lawn, but also in your landscape and inside your home.  

41. Don't Bag

Pests love cover. They love to hide in a nice layer of thatch in your lawn, and develop communities. Knowing this has led many to bag lawn clippings. Hold on there! There is a much better way, and it is much more ecologically sound, and much better for your lawn! 

42. Lawn Basics

The basics of lawn care, are also the basics for lawn pest control and prevention. 

43. Prevention Beats Control

This should require no explanation, it is just plain and simple. Stopping pests before they start makes more sense than having to control them when you have an infestation. Like house fires, or auto accidents, it is smarter to avoid them, than to deal with the consequences, no matter what kind of insurance you have!

 44. Keep Outdoor Pests From Coming In

Keeping pests out of your home is pretty simple really. Just don't give them what they are looking for. Deny them a place to live, food and cover, water, and a way to get inside. This article will describe a little bit about how to do just that. 

45. Go Native

The best method for preventing landscape pests, is to have the proper landscape plants. You need plants that will ward off insects and disease, that will be healthy where you live, that like your climate and weather conditions, in short, you need native plants! 

46. 22Prevention Tips

Don't let pests get your best, before the bugs start bugging you, or before the weeds make you wacky, try these prevention tools!  

47. Real Estate Checklist

Homes are generally inspected for termites and termite damage, but there is a lot more to getting that great, bug free home than just termite inspection. There are thousands of other insects and other pests that can ruin the experience of home ownership. If you need a guide for what to look for, and how to check, you have come to the right place! 

48. An Ounce Of Prevention

Environmental concerns are not the only pest related concerns. Pests cause billions of dollars worth of damage each year, with more also being spent on trying to control them. Preventing pests not only makes sense from an ecological point of view, but also from an economic angle! 

49. Pest Routes Of Entry

Homes have openings. How well those openings are sealed, determines how many pests will get inside. This article will help you to find those week spots in your defenses, and strengthen your homes border against the invaders. 

50. Pest Free Home

Before you drag out the chemicals, or call the exterminator, give these things a try, and you will be well on your way toward freedom from pests before you spend a dime on chemical control!

51. About Us

Who we are, what we believe. 

52. Contact Us

How to get in touch with us.

53. Privacy Policy

Our business is our business, and nobody else's business!

54. Press Release

Bugs and Weeds Is a website which extols the virtues of pest prevention as the most "green," earth friendly, eco smart, rational environmental solution to pest problems, above commercial chemicals, or even natural, or organic products. It doesn't stop there.

55. Local Notes

These pages are written by an East Texan, in the Tyler area, with East Texas bug and weed pest prevention in mind, for people in East Texas. If you are from some other part of the country, be assured, that if it works here, it will work anywhere!

56. Consumer Product Information

All pesticides, both commercial and organic naturals have to be manufactured, packaged, shipped, and stored. All of these things require energy! If you want to be truly green, you should give some thought to the obvious eco smart alternative. Pest Prevention!

57. Real Estate Pest Assessment

Termite inspection, and standard environmental inspection is not enough! To take a really good look, to get a real assessment  of real estate, requires a look at a lot more! The wider environment of the home and it's location should be taken into account.

58. The Greenest Green Pest Control

12 reasons why preventing pests is the greenest form of green pest control, greener even than the use of green pest products.

59. Alternative Plants For Pest Prevention

The best cure for plants that attract insects, is to get rid of them and plant types that discourage pests. Your landscape is a magnet for pests, and it will either attract them or repel them. The plants you choose have a lot to do with this.

60. Tyler Green Service 

Residents of the Tyler, East Texas area now have an alternative to chemical based pest control.

61. Recession, Real Estate, And Bugs

Use the information on this site to help you live a bug free existence in these times of recession.

62. Green Building

Is your new home built with green pest control in mind? Prevention is the best form of pest control. There is a lot you can do to protect your home from pest invasion.

63. IPM And Schools, Parks, And Homes

How do we protect our children from both the harmful effects of insects, and the dangers inherent in pesticides at the same time?

64. Mole And Gopher Prevention

The best way to prevent moles, is to prevent grubs.
The Best way to prevent grubs is to prevent flying beetles such as the June bug.
The best way to prevent June bugs is to get rid of the light that causes them to swarm around your home.

65. Chemical Free Pest Control

The prevention methods presented on this site are chemical free. Not only are they free from commercial pesticides, they are also free from any pesticides, commercial or natural.

66. Kudzu: A Cautionary Tale

Reasons to exercise caution when attempting to solve problems with plants and insects.

67. Pest Proofing Your Property

There are a lot of things that you can do to lower your chances of having an insect, arachnid, or rodent problem

68. Preventing Exotic Aquatic Weeds

We have problems with Hydrilla, Giant Salvinia, Water Hyacinth, and many others. They are effecting our water source, and our recreation, and are changing the biological balance by destroying bio-diversity

69. Pests Are Symptoms

Pests are only the symptom of something that we have done, or left undone.

70. IPM For Homes, Schools, and Other Public Properties

The first step in any IPM program is pest prevention. Indoor pest prevention begins outdoors. Most pest experts agree that most of our lawn, ornamental, and indoor pests live out their life cycles on the property where they are a problem.

71. Snakes In The House

Most of us cannot imagine a more frightening thought. Even if you have a reptile as a pet, having a few around that you are not aware of, could become, at least slightly unnerving!

72. Suburbia Gone Wild

Controlling construction displaced animals.

73. Advertise On Bugs And Weeds

74. Bugs and Weeds Blog

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Bugs And Weeds Main Directory Introduction Border Pest Prevention Lawncare Pest Prevention Landscape Pest Prevention Indoor Pest Prevention Prevention Starts Outdoors Brush Control As Prevention Brush The Facts Mowing As Prevention Other Lawn Care As Pest Prevention Lawn Care The Facts Landscape As Prevention Plant Choices As Pest Prevention Tree Care As Prevention  Landscape The Facts Preventing Pests From Coming In Indoor Prevention The Facts Article Directory Preventing Bugs Preventing Weeds Our Weedy Site Map How To Use This Site Bugs And Weeds Introduction Pest Prevention: The Theory Real Estate Buyers Bugalicious Weedy Trivia Trivia 2 Trivia 3 Resources Re-thinking Integrated Pest Management Preventing pests how to do it yourself Prevention Program Pest Prevention System The green alternative to pesticides Holistic Pest Control Eco Friendly Home Pest Control Bugs and weeds terms Home and Landscape Tree Pruning Mow More Often Don't Bag Lawn Basics Prevention Beats Control Keep Outdoor Pests From Coming In Go Native 22Prevention Tips Real Estate Checklist An Ounce Of Prevention Pest Routes Of Entry Pest Free Home  Pests Are Symptoms Preventing Exotic Aquatic Weeds Pest Proofing Your Property Kudzu: A Cautionary Tale  Chemical Free Pest Control Mole And Gopher Prevention IPM And Schools, Parks, And Homes Green Building Recession, Real Estate, And Bugs Tyler Green Service  Alternative Plants For Pest Prevention The Greenest Green Pest Control Consumer Product Information Press Release The green alternative to pesticides Holistic Pest Control Eco Friendly Home Pest Control Bugs and weeds terms Local Notes Real Estate Pest Assessment  Alternative Plants For Pest Prevention About UsContact UsPrivacy PolicyPress ReleaseLocal Notes

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