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EPA Pest Control Guide: Preventing Pests Mobile App

PESTS SEEK PLACES TO LIVE that satisfy basic needs for air, moisture, food, and shelter. The best way to control pests is to try to prevent them from entering your home or garden in the first place. You can do this by removing the elements that they need to survive. Use the EPA Pest Control Guide: Preventing Pests mobile app to preventive actions. GoCanvas eliminates hard to read paper forms

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    PESTS SEEK PLACES TO LIVE that satisfy basic needs for air, moisture, food, and shelter.

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    You can do this by removing the elements that they need to survive.

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    Remove water.

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    Remove food.

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    Remove or block off indoor pest hiding places.

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    Block pest entryways.

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    Place weather stripping on doors and windows.

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    Caulk and seal openings in walls.

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    Keep doors shut when not in use.

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    Remove or destroy outdoor pest hiding places.

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    Remove breeding sites.

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    Take proper care of all outdoor plants.

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    Select healthy seeds and seedlings that are known to resist diseases and are suited to the climat...

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    If your garden is large, alternate rows of different kinds of plants.

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    Don’t plant the same crop in the same spot year after year.

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    Make sure your garden plot has good drainage.

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    Mulch your garden with leaves, hay, grass clippings, shredded/chipped bark, or seaweed.

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    Tending a garden may not be your hobby; but if you rent or own a home, you might need to care for...

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    Think of lawn care as a preventive health care program, like one you would follow to stay healthy...

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    Pesticides can be effective but should not be relied on as the quick-fix solution to any lawn pro...

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    Make these six steps part of a preventive health care program for your lawn:

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    Develop healthy soil that has the right pH balance, key nutrients, and good texture.

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    Choose a type of grass that grows well in your climate.

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    Mow high, mow often, and make sure the lawn mower blades are sharp.

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    Water deeply but not too often.

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    Correct thatch buildup.

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    Set realistic weed and pest control goals.

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