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Reduce Pesticide Use

Pesticides do not distinguish between pests and their predators and parasites and can be very deadly to pollinators

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For certification, you will need to reduce or eliminate pesticide use.

A well-planned garden rarely needs pesticides

Using fewer and less toxic pesticides will protect beneficial insects that are your allies in pest control. Before reaching for a pesticide, ask yourself these questions: