Starting an integrated pest management program in your garden (Video)

The environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines an Integrated Pest Management program (IPM) as an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common sense approaches. Such a program can be used in non-agricultural settings, such as your backyard. Last week, scientists shared a study which revealed that mosquitoes adapt to the smell of the pesticide DEET after a short exposure of only three hours. And while many of us were already concerned with continued applications of DEET infused pesticides and were seeking alternatives, this latest gives us an opportunity to initiate an IPM and possibly save some money, and maintain good (bette