Serving Cook County

Backyard Mosquito Management

Controlling Pest Naturally with Beneficial Insects: Often the first reaction on seeing a bug is to get rid of it. However, only a small percent-age of insects are harmful to people, homes, or gardens. Some actually benefit us by helping to control harmful pests or by pollinating crops. 

Disease Resistant Plants: Avoiding pesticides by planting disease resistant plant varieties. 

Integrated Pest Management Basics: IPM is a program to manage pests that combines a number of strategies to reduce pest risks while protecting the environment, wildlife and people. 

Natural Enemies Insect Photos and Description: Learn who these natural enemies are and what they like to eat. 

Protecting Bees from Pesticides

Trap Crops and Interplanting: Clever ways to outsmart insect pests.