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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.
Contains a list of each of our directories and links to each.
A few pages of introductory material about bugs and weeds, and bug and weed pest prevention, and how to use this site.
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.
Pages containing information about using lawn care practices to control and prevent pests.
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.
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.
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.
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!
This site can be used in several ways. It is designed with the user in mind.
An introduction filled with bad grammar, and the voice of my "inner used car salesman!"
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.
Using this site as a checklist when buying real estate.
A little interesting information on the things that bug us!
Links to some sites that we consider to be beneficial.
A slightly different approach to IPM.
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.
Welcome to our pest prevention program page! The links listed here are part of an integrated program of integrated pest management.
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.
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?
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.
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!
A short list of terms used on this site.
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.
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!
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!
Don't let pests get your best, before the bugs start bugging you, or before the weeds make you wacky, try these prevention tools!
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!
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!
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!
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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!
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!
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.
12 reasons why preventing pests is the greenest form of green pest control, greener even than the use of green pest products.
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.
Residents of the Tyler, East Texas area now have an alternative to chemical based pest control.
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.
How do we protect our children from both the harmful effects of insects, and the dangers inherent in pesticides at the same time?
The best way to prevent moles, is to prevent grubs.
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.
Reasons to exercise caution when attempting to solve problems with plants and insects.
There are a lot of things that you can do to lower your chances of having an insect, arachnid, or rodent problem
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
Pests are only the symptom of something that we have done, or left undone.
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.
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
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