7 ways to Green Your Insecticides
Don't douse your lawn in environmentally and health-threatening chemicals; delight the earth with natural and nontoxic pest control methods.
Using beneficial predators (other bugs and plants) lessens the need for harmful insecticides.
Integrated pest management focuses on removing the food, water, and shelter that attract insects to your outdoor area.
Use compost in your garden, on your lawn, or on your farm. It will add nutrients to the soil, improve the health of your plants or lawn, and reduce the need for chemical pesticides.
Choose environmentally friendly products instead of chemical pesticides.
Choose natural, non-chemical alternatives to chemical bug sprays like traps and magnets that attract and capture pesky bugs.
If you absolutely must use a chemical pesticide, use as little as possible and only use products that bear an EPA-approved label and registration number - NEVER use a product that has not been approved by the EPA.
Choose natural remedies and organic treatments for insect pests, like healthy soil, physical barriers, and plant-based deterents.