The long cold winter is just about over. The daylight hours are slowly getting longer and the warmth of the sunshine is beginning to be felt in the air and on the ground. The bright sunshine and warmer days entice backyard gardeners out the door.
The same warm sunshine also brings out the bugs and the age old battle for territory between the gardener and the local bug population begins again. Waging this battle has North American households using approximately 136 million pounds of pesticides every year, according to a report published by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.