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Common Sense Pest Control Quarterly

Common Sense Pest Control Quarterly features least-toxic solutions to pest problems of the home and garden.  Those who are chemically sensitive and looking for alternatives may find what they need in the Quarterly.  The Quarterly features descriptions of the latest research, practical information, products, resources, book reviews and direct answers to member questions.

Recent features include:

  • Baiting Pharaoh or Argentine ants
  • Dust Mites and Asthma
  • Roses without Pesticides
  • Stopping Head Lice Safely
  • Natural Mosquito Repellents
  • Plants to Attract Beneficials
  • Least-toxic Termite Baits
  • Stopping Gophers and Moles

Become a BIRC member now and receive a free subscription to the Quarterly, or become a Dual Member and receive both the IPM Practitioner and Common Sense Pest Control Quarterly.

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The IPM Practitioner

The IPM Practitioner focuses on management alternatives for pests such as insects, mites, ticks, vertebrates, weeds and plant pathogens.  Each issue contains an in-depth article ("Updates") on a research topic in integrated pest management (IPM).  These articles range from 6-12 pages in length and include numerous references for further research.  Some recent articles include:

  • Controlling Aphids with Pheromones
  • Non-Chemical Management of Plant Parasitic Nematodes
  • Plant Disease Biocontrol and VAM Fungi
  • Fungicide and Fertilizer Reduction on Golf Courses
  • Biocontrol of the Elm Leaf Beetle
  • New Microbial Pesticides for IPM
  • New Research on Baiting Subterranean Termites
  • Diatomaceous Earth and Stored Product Pests

Other sections of the Practitioner are "Conference Notes," which covers research reported at important national conferences, and "Journal Highlights," which are condensations of recent articles from scientific journals.  The Practitioner also publishes book reviews and letters to the editor.  Articles are clearly written without a lot of scientific jargon, and reports on new products are given a clear priority.

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