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