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Eco-friendly pest control
Got cockroaches? Grist's Umbra gives us a few eco-friendly tips for getting rid of the unwanted guests. I'm definitely bookmarking this one as I have little idea what crawlers may await me in the historic rowhouse I just moved into, and my roommate who works for Beyond Pesticides would exterminate me if I let the landlord spray the nasty stuff.
If you're interested in finding a contractor that uses less or non-toxic methods of pest control, check out the Beyond Pesticides service provider directory. They've also got downloadable tip sheets for do-it-yourself control of 25 different pests.