Pest control / Guides

The LEED rating system
LEED Homes

The LEED rating system

...pest control and regionally appropriate landscaping that reduces the need for irrigation. Water Efficiency (15 points) The goal of this category is to reduce the overall consumption of water inside the home and out. Points are earned for water conscious home design including efficient appliances, fixtures and fitti...

Dog strangling vine invasive species
Landscaping

Avoiding invasive species when landscaping

...pesticides and grow easily in poor soil. They are also more resistant to diseases and pest attacks; Naturally pair with native wildlife (they provide shelter and cover for birds and insects); They create migratory corridors for urban wildlife by linking green spaces with each other (some plants may be sought by v...

Carpenter ants are a common pest and nuisance to get rid of in homes
Pest control

Removing insects and rodents from your home, safely & humanely (by preference)

...pest removal suggestion that isn’t listed here. Dealing with some invasions can pose a health and safety risk, and while we have included some ideas on how to deal with the more challenging of wild visitors, do so at your own risk. In most of these cases our recommendation would still be for safety first, and to enlist...