PANNA: Resource Pointer #312 (Community, Home and Garden)


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Resource Pointer #312 (Community, Home and Garden)
March 5, 2003

For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.

*Ask the Bugman: Environmentally Safe Ways to Control Household Pests, 2002* Richard Fagerlund and Johnna Lachnit. Offers least-toxic suggestions for controlling nearly 50 common pests found in and around the home, including disruptive and destructive pests, biters and stingers, reptiles and rodents, and garden and household bugs. Emphasizes the importance of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) methods, including habitat modification, improved sanitation, and the use of less-toxic, pest-specific baits. 174 pages. US$15.95. Contact University of New Mexico Press, 1720 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque NM 87106; phone (800) 249-7737; email unmpress@unm.edu; Web site http://unmpress.com/.

*Make the Connection: Health and Environment, 2002* Health and Environmental Resource Center, Earth Angels Association. Divided into three volumes. Hazards of Household Products describes potential health effects of common household toxic products--including detergents, polishes, cleaning products, cosmetics and paints--and provides less-toxic alternatives. Hazards of Household Pesticides describes the potential health effects of common household pesticides--including malathion, 2,4-D, chlorpyrifos, and Roundup--and provides a reference guide to reading safety labels. Home Remedies for Pest Control examines the problem of pesticide dependency and provides extensive home-remedies for common home and garden pests. 74 pages total. Download free at http://www.herc.org/maketheconnection/. Contact Andrea DesJardins, Heath and Environmental Resource Center; email Enviroknow@aol.com; Web site http://www.herc.org/.

*Building Blocks for School IPM: A Least-toxic Pest Management Manual, 2002* National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides (NCAMP)--Beyond Pesticides. Describes why schools should adopt Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs, and how to develop and implement a program. Includes a model policy and contract, a practical guide to identifying, preventing and controlling common pests, and a least-toxic product guide of pesticides commonly used in schools. 287 pages. US$15. Contact NCAMP--Beyond Pesticides, 701 E Street SE #200, Washington, DC 20003; phone (202) 543-5450; fax (202) 543-4791; email info@beyondpesticides.org; Web site http://www.beyondpesticides.org/.

*Natural Control for Noxious Weeds, 2002* Video. Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute (CRMPI). Describes the noxious weed problem and explains the benefits of using non-chemical control methods, such as biocontrols, manual control, and land reclamation programs, etc. Explores the problems of invasive ornamentals, topsoil depletion and non-revegetation of exposed soil in developed areas, and political aspects of herbicide reduction. 33 minutes. US$15.95. Contact CRMPI, PO Box 631, Basalt, CO 81621; phone/fax (970) 927-4158; email jerome@crmpi.org; Web site http://www.crmpi.org/.

*Pelouses et couvre-sols (Lawns and Ground Cover), 2000* Edith Smeesters. Describes simple methods of maintaining healthy lawns and other ground cover without the use of pesticides. Includes information on soil composition, managing common weeds and insect pests, toxic effects of pesticides, seasonal maintenance, etc. Video (of the same name) includes visual instructions on installing, restoring and maintaining healthy lawns. Can$19.95 (approx US$14) for book, Can$10 for video. Available only in French. Contact Quebec Nature-Action, 1616 Montarville, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Québec J3V 3T7, Canada; phone (450) 441-3899; fax (450) 441-2138; email info@nature-action.qc.ca; Web site http://www.nature-action.qc.ca/.

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