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Pest Control Tool Box

Identify the Pest

Look Closely and Keep Records

Decide if the Pest is a Problem

Choose the Safest Treatments

Different Ways to Keep Pests Away

Keep it Clean

Block Their Way

Use Your Hands

Let Nature Help

Chemical Uses

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If previous methods of pest control have failed to work, IPM will use chemicals to control pests. Only the safest, least toxic chemicals should be used. Treat only the specific problem (like one plant, or one corner of a room) rather than spraying the whole garden or house with chemicals.

Only adults should handle chemicals, and they should be sure to read the instructions carefully. Some natural, safer sprays can be made from household items like dish soap! Just take a spray bottle filled with water and add a few drops of liquid soap. Use this to clean aphids off of plants and to clean up ant trails inside your home.

Show your parents this natural, safer bug spray made from orange peels!