Pest control - working out the bugs.
Byline: Paul Rogers
COLUMN: ROOTS OF WISDOM
It is expected that at this time of the year gardeners are
concerned about the insects found on ornamentals and vegetables. The
concern is focused on ways to control these pests. Before discussing
particular insects, it is well for us to look at the larger picture.
Know that insects have inhabited this planet far longer than humans.
There are several hundred thousand different kinds of insects. Not all
are harmful to man. In fact, the majority of insects are helpful or
neutral in their relationship to us.
Helpful! Yes, insects are essential