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Bio-Integral Resource Center (BIRC). We specialize in finding non-toxic and
least-toxic, integrated pest management (IPM) solutions to urban and agricultural pest
problems. Click on ABOUT BIRC for more
Since 1979, our members have received
the latest research information through our journals, the IPM Practitioner and Common Sense Pest Control
Quarterly. Click on Membership Information
for further details.
We sell publications on IPM and
alternative solutions to pest problems. To find out what's
new in integrated pest management or to view our latest publication,
To buy a publication, click on Publications
& Reprints for titles and ordering information.
Across the country, more and more school districts are converting to integrated pest
management (IPM). When a school has an active IPM program, children, teachers and
school personnel are exposed to fewer toxic pesticide sprays.
The BIRC publication IPM for Schools
has information about how to make the
conversion. Included in the 19 chapters are specific IPM programs for ants,
cockroaches, clothes moths, carpet beetles, fleas, flies, headlice, rats, mice, scorpions,
silverfish, spiders, and yellowjackets.
Also included are IPM techniques for weeds, trees, shrubs, lawns and turf.
The 250-page manual comes with an additional 52-page Directory
suppliers listed for more than 2000 least-toxic pest control
products. Click on the Directory
of Least-toxic Pest Control Products to view this publication.
You can order with a credit card by calling 510/524-2567 or you can send a
check to BIRC, PO Box 7414, Berkeley, CA 94707. The $50 publication
includes shipping by first class mail.
As a public service, we are making "IPM for Turfgrass,"
which is part of the
manual, available on our website.
See Integrated Pest Management
(IPM) for further information on IPM.
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BIRC is a non-profit organization offering over 25
years of experience.
Call, write, or email us for answers to your pest
PO Box 7414
Berkeley, CA 94707
Phone: (510) 524-2567
Fax: (510) 524-1758