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Main Title Join our pest patrol : a backyard activity book for kids on integrated pest management.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pesticide Programs,
Year Published 2007
Report Number 735F07001
OCLC Number 192021651
Subjects Pests--Integrated control--Study and teaching--Activity programs.
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAD  EPA 735-F-07-001 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 03/26/2014
Collation 29 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents Notes
We've all been bugged at one time or another by pests. For many of us, our first reaction is to reach for the nearest can of bug spray. But, pesticides and fertilizers that run off from lawns and other locations are a significant source of pollution in our environment. There's a better way to solve pest problems called Integrated Pest Management (IPM). IPM is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common sense practices. Teaching IPM at the grade school level can provide children with important information about pest identity, biology, and ecology. It can also help children understand the impact that personal choice - like whether or not to use chemicals to control pest - can have on our environment.