Pest Management (in yards and gardens)
The University of Vermont Extension provides information on pest management to homeowners as well as to producers of many different crops. We use Extension's nation-wide network of specialists to help you find the information you need. Our faculty and staff can help you identity pests and determine your management options, following an IPM (Integrated Pest Management) approach: prevention, monitoring and use of the least toxic controls (if needed).
Looking for more on agricultural pest management? See that section of the Extension website.
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- "Boxelder bug" article (PDF) Description, life cycle, and control. Note: 2 pages, EL 259, 2003.
- "Deer Ticks and Lyme Disease" (PDF) Note: 1 page, 2010.
- "Viburnum Leaf Beetle" article (PDF) Symptoms, life cycle, and control of this landscape shrub pest. Note: 2 pages, EL 260, 2003.
- "Cedar-Apple Rust and Related Rusts" article (PDF) Symptoms, lifecycle, and control measures of the cedar-apple, cedar-hawthorn, and cedar-quince rust fungus diseases. Note: 2 pages, GD 36, 2003.
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- "Herbicides and Water Quality" article (PDF) Herbicide use in gardens, pollution issues, and alternative control measures. Note: 2 pages, FS 174:5, 2007.
- "Pest Management" article (PDF) Describes IPM (Integrated Pest Management) strategies for weed, insect, animal, and disease control; includes pesticide information. Note: 4 pages, FS 174:9, 2001.
- Garden, lawn and landscape pest resource area
- UVM Extension Master Gardener Program Invaluable resources on pest control. [Extension partner site]
Last modified April 28 2011 12:15 PM