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INSECT CONTROL
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Advice on getting rid of insect pests in slabs of wood.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #70 Dec 1998 pg. 24

Battle of the bugs. Tips on reducing pesticide dangers while still fighting off bugs.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1990 (v.68#8) pg. 65

Tips on repelling bugs during outdoor activities.
BOYS' LIFE Jul 1996 (v.86#7) pg. 12

Use pesticides with care. The proper storage and disposal of pesticides is discussed.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1988 (v.72#4) pg. 38

Natural pest control. Recipes for herbal pesticides that repel insects rather than kill them.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1990 (v.74#2) pg. 54

Tips on controlling harlequin bugs in the vegetable garden.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1991 (v.75#1) pg. 19

The many uses of diatomaceous earth. Advice on using it as an antipest dust, as a protection for stored grains and seeds, and as a landscape treatment against insect pests. Includes information on using it as an internal parasite control for livestock.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL May-Jun 1991 (v.75#3) pg. 20

Beehive products that contain beeswax or honey. Recipes for dispersing bath oil, ultra-rich skin cream, honey healing cream, honey shampoo, facial cleansing grains, roach balls and tree insect bands.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1993 (v.77#1) pg. 17

Chickens in the garden for pest control. Two plans for integrating housing for the birds next to garden space.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1993 (v.77#5) pg. 28

Greenhouse integrated pest management. Advice on prevention and control.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1995 (v.79#6) pg. 40

Bug control. A selection of information on home insect pests and their control or extermination.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #367 Apr 1996 (v.46#4) pg. 67

How to make a "remote control" device for triggering an insect spray can.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #368 May 1996 (v.46#5) pg. 96

Tip describes using a dental hygiene water jet to dislodge insects from a house plant.
FINE GARDENING #17 Jan-Feb 1991 pg. 8

Recipe for homemade pesticide made from vegetable oil and liquid dish detergent.
FINE GARDENING #21 Sep-Oct 1991 pg. 80

Synthetic insecticides. An explanation of what they are, their hazards, how to know if you need them, and how to use, store and dispose of them safely.
FINE GARDENING #25 May-Jun 1992 pg. 39

A guide to biological insect control.
FINE GARDENING #26 Jul-Aug 1992 pg. 48
Added Info FINE GARDENING #30 Mar-Apr 1993 pg. 20

Superior oil sprays. A safe winter-only pesticide that can now be sprayed during the growing season.
FINE GARDENING #30 Mar-Apr 1993 pg. 68

Hazards of storing fertilizers, insecticides and herbicides close together.
FINE GARDENING #32 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 6

Who's that insect? Learning to identify larvae to help keep pests in check.
FINE GARDENING #33 Sep-Oct 1993 pg. 49

Botanical bug busters. Using insecticides derived from plants to control pests effectively.
FINE GARDENING #38 Jul-Aug 1994 pg. 43

Tips on controlling insects on indoor plants. Includes a formula consisting of water, rubbing alcohol and liquid soap for "dunking" an entire plant.
FINE GARDENING #41 Jan-Feb 1995 pg. 94

Tip on using a gecko (lizard) to control insects in a solarium or greenhouse.
FINE GARDENING #42 Mar-Apr 1995 pg. 8

Recipe for an all-purpose pest repellant that can be sprayed on plants.
FINE GARDENING #49 May-Jun 1996 pg. 12

How to use a spray made from companion plants to repel garden pests.
FINE GARDENING #51 Sep-Oct 1996 pg. 8

Tip tells how to use legs of old panty hose to keep bugs out of plants that you move from outdoors to inside for the winter.
FINE GARDENING #52 Nov-Dec 1996 pg. 10

Put the pinch on pests. Organic techniques to thwart chewing bugs in the garden. Includes a list of plants that aren't prone to damage from chewing pests.
FINE GARDENING #66 Mar-Apr 1999 pg. 56

A solution of Tabasco to spray on plants recommended as a pest deterrent.
FINE GARDENING #68 Jul-Aug 1999 pg. 8

Advice on controlling an infestation of the old-house borer (Hylotrupes bajulus).
FINE HOMEBUILDING #113 Dec 1997-Jan 1998 pg. 20

Tip on killing insects which are infesting small pieces of wood by heating the wood in an oven.
FINE WOODWORKING #113 Jul-Aug 1995 pg. 26
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #115 Nov-Dec 1995 pg. 8 (Alternative methods)

Using insecticides for pest control. A look at the various classes and rules for their use.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jun-Jul 1980 (v.24#6) pg. 38

How and where to install an electric insect killer.
FLOWER & GARDEN Aug-Sep 1983 (v.27#5) pg. 54

Pesticide pointers. A guide to less-toxic pesticides and advice on safe handling.
FLOWER & GARDEN Aug-Sep 1991 (v.35#4) pg. 34

Tip describes how to make sticky traps for controlling small insects in the garden.
FLOWER & GARDEN Oct-Nov 1993 (v.37#5) pg. 95
Added Info FLOWER & GARDEN Feb-Mar 1994 (v.38#1) pg. 13

Guidelines to follow when using Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) as an insecticide.
FLOWER & GARDEN Apr-May 1994 (v.38#2) pg. 111

Handpicking garden insect pests. General information on where and when to find them and what to do with the dead bugs. Helpful tips are included on grasshoppers, Japanese beetles, slugs and snails, caterpillars, wireworms and aphids.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jun-Jul 1994 (v.38#3) pg. 8

Tip suggests simulating a hard rain with a hose or sprinkler system to blast insect pests from garden plants.
FLOWER & GARDEN Mar-Apr 1998 (v.42#2) pg. 10

Outsmarting pests in the vegetable garden. Ways to prevent infestations.
FLOWER & GARDEN May-Jun 1998 (v.42#3) pg. 18

Battling fall webworms.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jul-Aug 1998 (v.42#4) pg. 30

Combatting household pests without chemical warfare. Less-toxic alternatives for controlling ants, roaches, mice, flies, fleas and termites.
GARBAGE Mar-Apr 1990 (v.2#2) pg. 22
Added Info GARBAGE Jul-Aug 1990 (v.2#4) pg. 8

How to remove insects from cut flowers before bringing them indoors.
GARDEN GATE #9 Jun 1996 pg. 39

The merits of tobacco tea as an insecticide vs. the threat from spreading tobacco mosaic virus.
GARDEN GATE #16 Aug 1997 pg. 39

What's bugging your garden? How to read the calling cards left by insect pests and how to control them.
GARDEN GATE #20 Apr 1998 pg. 36

Tips on companion plantings that repel insects.
GARDEN GATE #22 Aug 1998 pg. 4

Identification and control of boxelder bug.
GARDEN GATE #23 Oct 1998 pg. 6

Tip suggests making insect traps by spreading honey on yellow index cards and placing them on stakes in the garden.
GARDEN GATE #26 Apr 1999 pg. 6

How to use the leaves of rhubarb to make a general pesticide for ornamentals.
GARDEN GATE #27 Jun 1999 pg. 5

Wipe out household pests safely. Environmentally safe ways to get rid of cockroaches, ants, flies, bees, mice, clothes moths, pantry pests, house spiders and centipedes.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Mar 1996 (v.222#3) pg. 118

All-natural (and slightly strange) pest control tricks to keep bugs and animals from eating your flowers, fruits and vegetables.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Apr 1997 (v.224#4) pg. 156

Companionship in the garden. How to deter pests and disease by companion planting.
HERB COMPANION Feb-Mar 1992 (v.4#3) pg. 44

Herbal insect repellents and herbal treatments for insect bites.
HERB COMPANION Apr-May 1997 (v.9#4) pg. 61

Know your bugs. A summary of the habits of insect and arachnid pests and their modes of attack so you can better cope with them.
HERB COMPANION Apr-May 1997 (v.9#4) pg. 63

Alternative products and techniques to fight destructive lawn and garden pests before resorting to chemical pesticides.
HOME MECHANIX #806 Jun 1996 (v.92) pg. 57

Tip: Cheap bug trap made from a quart jar, cardboard tube, and some bait.
HOMEOWNER Mar 1986 (v.11#2) pg. 22

Chart of 12 "natural" pesticides to use against various insects.
HOMEOWNER Jun 1990 (v.15#5) pg. 48

How to choose and use outdoor electric bug killing lamps.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1981 (v.6#3) pg. 74

Microbial insecticides. Three least-toxic insect controls described.
HORTICULTURE Oct 1991 (v.69#8) pg. 11

Six houseplant insect menaces. How to identify and control mealybugs, scale, whiteflies, aphids, thrips and spider mites.
HORTICULTURE Dec 1991 (v.69#10) pg. 46

Step-by-step guide to fighting houseplant pests.
HORTICULTURE Nov 1992 (v.70#9) pg. 24

Tips on controlling wireworms in garden soil.
HORTICULTURE Apr 1994 (v.72#4) pg. 10

Straight facts on pesticide use. A checklist for reducing the risks.
HORTICULTURE May 1995 (v.73#5) pg. 28

How to get rid of mole crickets in a lawn.
HORTICULTURE May 1999 (v.96#4) pg. 12

Insecticidal soaps. How they work and some cautions on their use.
KITCHEN GARDEN #4 Aug-Sep 1996 pg. 20

Recipe for a garlic-mineral oil insecticide.
KITCHEN GARDEN #8 Apr-May 1997 pg. 10

How to monitor your garden as a part of pest management program.
KITCHEN GARDEN #8 Apr-May 1997 pg. 70

Recipe for pesticide made from red hot chile peppers.
KITCHEN GARDEN #9 Jun-Jul 1997 pg. 16

Diatomaceous earth. What it is and how to use it as a pest control.
KITCHEN GARDEN #14 Apr-May 1998 pg. 70

A look at biological pest controls (neem oil, bacillus thuringiensis, steinernema carpocapsae and vesicular arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi.)
KITCHEN GARDEN #14 Apr-May 1998 pg. 74

Alligator forceps recommended for removing bugs from plants.
KITCHEN GARDEN #18 Dec 1998-Jan 1999 pg. 18

A least-toxic approach to pesticides. When, where and how to use pesticides properly and the criteria for selecting them.
KITCHEN GARDENER #19 Feb-Mar 1999 pg. 48

Make your own electronic bug killer. Uses a light to attract flying insects and high-voltage to kill them. Est. cost: $10.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #70 Jul-Aug 1981 pg. 121
Added Info MOTHER EARTH NEWS #71 Sep-Oct 1981 pg. 184

Guide to organic pesticides. Instructions on how to mix and use them.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #142 Feb-Mar 1994 pg. 36

Recipe for a herbal insecticide for the garden.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #150 Jun-Jul 1995 pg. 10

Low-maintenance pest control for the organic garden. Part 1. Types of controls.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #160 Feb-Mar 1997 pg. 22

How to use plant traps to eradicate destructive insects. Insects discussed include the Colorado potato beetle, the pickleworm, the corn earworm, the harlequin bug and the Japanese beetle.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jun 1977 (v.24#6) pg. 178

Instructions on how to build three styles of insect traps, two that use light as an attractant and one that is a box-trap design.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul 1977 (v.24#7) pg. 112

Insect traps for use against apple maggots, aphids, yellow jackets, and many other pests are described.
ORGANIC GARDENING May 1983 (v.30#5) pg. 57

How to buy and use box traps to catch common pests.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1984 (v.31#11) pg. 64

Tips on controlling psyllids (plant lice).
ORGANIC GARDENING May-Jun 1990 (v.37#5) pg. 24

New solutions. A review of the latest commercially-available ways to control insect pests without chemicals.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul-Aug 1990 (v.37#6) pg. 63

Tip on using a tea of knapweed to control insects.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep-Oct 1990 (v.37#7) pg. 84

The return of an old insect killer, sabadilla.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1991 (v.38#2) pg. 52

How to make sticky traps to protect trees against insect pests.
ORGANIC GARDENING May-Jun 1992 (v.39#5) pg. 82

A guide to horticultural oils to control insect pests. Includes two recipes to make at home.
ORGANIC GARDENING Dec 1992 (v.39#9) pg. 31

Use of citrus seeds to repel Mexican bean beetles, corn earworms and fall armyworms noted. Includes instructions for making a solution at home to spray on plants.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1993 (v.40#1) pg. 18

An explanation of the differences between diatomaceous earth sold for pool filters and the kind sold for insect control.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1993 (v.40#1) pg. 22

The gardener's book of home remedies. How to make your own insect and disease controls.
ORGANIC GARDENING May-Jun 1993 (v.40#5) pg. 72

Sex, lures and sticky tape. A look at insect pest traps. Includes a recipe for slug dough, and three apple codling moth and apple maggot lures.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul-Aug 1993 (v.40#6) pg. 36

How to grow and make insect-repelling indoor decor. Instructions for making a swag from bug-repelling herbs.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul-Aug 1993 (v.40#6) pg. 72

A description of Pear psylla (Cacopsylla pyricola), its life cycle and methods of control.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1994 (v.41#2) pg. 20

A guide to 12 insect pests that can be foiled by changing the planting time of the vegetables they eat. Covers aphid, cabbage looper, cabbage maggot, carrot rust fly, Colorado potato beetle, corn earworm, European corn borer, flea beetle, root knot nematode, pepper weevil, potato leafhopper and sweet potato whitefly.
ORGANIC GARDENING May-Jun 1994 (v.41#5) pg. 35

The basics of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) as an organic pest control.
ORGANIC GARDENING May-Jun 1994 (v.41#5) pg. 46
Added Info ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1994 (v.41#8) pg. 10

Thirty fast ways to control weeds and insects.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1995 (v.42#4) pg. 34

Secrets of professional pest spotters. How to diagnose insect problems and what to do about them.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul-Aug 1995 (v.42#6) pg. 26

Tip on controlling boxelder bugs.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul-Aug 1995 (v.42#6) pg. 72

A guide to the natural enemies of 10 garden pests (diamond back moths, aphids, European corn borers, whiteflies, cabbage maggots, Colorado potato beetles, thrips, spider mites, corn earworms and slugs).
ORGANIC GARDENING May-Jun 1996 (v.43#5) pg. 41

How to stop cucumber beetles, vine borers and squash bugs.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul-Aug 1996 (v.43#6) pg. 30

Garden uses for fine-mesh nylon paint strainers noted.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1996 (v.43#8) pg. 67

Mole crickets, their life cycle, habits and ways to control them.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1997 (v.44#1) pg. 20

The application of dormant oils and how to apply them so they don't harm beneficial insects.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1997 (v.44#2) pg. 23

Guide to garden pests and how to control them.
ORGANIC GARDENING May-Jun 1997 (v.44#5) pg. 32

A guide to organic pest controls.
ORGANIC GARDENING May-Jun 1997 (v.44#5) pg. 38

Eleven low-tech ways to control pests.
ORGANIC GARDENING May-Jun 1997 (v.44#5) pg. 40

How to defeat pests with hot pepper. Includes recipe for spray that uses red pepper, dish detergent and water.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1998 (v.45#3) pg. 10

Build this lighted bug trap. Insects are attracted to the black-light bulb where they are sucked into a cloth bag and trapped by a small fan.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1974 (v.142#1) pg. 107

An electric bug trap uses a light bulb to attract the bugs and a fan to suck them into a nylon bag.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1971 (v.199#2) pg. 106

Bug control without pesticides. Some practical alternatives.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Oct 1991 (v.6#8) pg. 28

Using tolerance and "soft" techniques to control greenhouse pests.
SUNSET Nov 1990 (v.185#5) pg. 154

The wood destroyers. Advice on identifying and controlling insects which damage wood buildings.
SUNSET Nov 1991 (v.187#5) pg. 147

Controlling insect pests naturally. 40 common pests and what to do about them.
SUNSET Apr 1992 (v.188#4) pg. 115

How to beat the bugs of summer.
SUNSET Jun 1996 (v.196#6) pg. 110

Tip on using your freezer (instead of pesticides) to kill insects inside small wooden objects.
WOODWORK #7 Fall 1990 pg. 20

Tip on a simple, safe, non-toxic method for killing all known insects inside wood.
WOODWORKER Jul 1990 (v.94#7) pg. 645

Battling bugs the peaceful way. Natural techniques for getting rid of house-invading insects.
WORKBASKET Aug-Sep 1992 (v.57#6) pg. 90