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Most of us don’t do anything about pests until we are overrun, and then what do we do? 
                  Spray again.
                                       And spray some more.

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Tip Cards

Too much pesticide used outdoors will end up in our lakes, beaches, and bays when it rains or when we over-water. The same with excess fertilizer - it can be too much of a good thing.  Accidental contact with pesticides can also harm our pets and children. 
Healthy Garden – Healthy Home is a program that encourages the use of less-toxic alternatives to manage pests, or Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Attend a workshop, visit our gardening kiosk, or view our tip cards to learn more about implementing these pest management techniques at your home. IPM techniques are easy to follow and are safer for your family, pets, and our watersheds.
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What is a watershed?  Learn more about San Diego's watersheds click here.
Date/Fecha Time/Hora Topic/Tema Location/Lugar Address
4/30/11 10-11:30 am How to Grow Tomatoes Fallbrook Community Room 341 Heald Ave. Fallbrook, 92028
5/21/11 10-11:30 am Beginning Gardener’s Class Bonita Woman’s Club 3855 Bonita Road, Bonita 91902
6/18/11 10-11:30 am How to Manage Citrus Pests Ramona Community Center 343 Aqua Lane, Ramona, 92065
7/23/11 10-11:30 am NUEVO! Aprenda a cultivar tomates saludables y sabrosos! Biblioteca Bonita Sunnyside 4375 Bonita Road, Bonita 91902
8/27/11 10-11:30 am NUEVO! Piensa cultivar sus propios alimentos? Aprenda cómo ganarle la batalla a las plagas! Centro Comunitario Lakeside - Salón Moreno

9841 Vine Street,

Lakeside 92040
10/22/11 10-11:30 am NUEVO! Aprenda a manejar las plagas de los cítricos de una manera sana! Biblioteca Valley Center

29200 Cole Grade Road

Valley Center 92082

interactive touch-screen computer display (kiosk)
Gardening Kiosk Interactive Display
Our interactive touch-screen computer display (kiosk) on healthy gardening and landscaping helps users identify pests in their home garden and provides simple pest management solutions. You can also learn how to efficiently water your landscape and print out pest management tips to take home. Visit the gardening kiosk today at one of these locations!


Kiosk Schedule for County Offices  
Dates Location Address
06/7/11 to 07/27/11 County Operations Center, DEH-CFH Lobby  5500 Overland Drive, First Floor  
San Diego 92123
7/27/11 to 9/30/11 Health Services Complex - Rosecrans 3851 Rosecrans  
San Diego 92106
9/31/11 to 11/30/11 South County Court House 500 3rd Ave
Chula Vista 91910
11/30/11 to 1/31/12 East County Regional Center 250 Main Street  
El Cajon 92020
1/31/12 to 3/30/12 North County Court House 325 South Melrose  
Vista 92081
3/30/12 to 5/30/12 Downtown Court House 330 West Broadway  
San Diego 92101
5/30/12 to 7/31/12 County Operations Center Overland Drive  
San Diego 92123
Kiosk Schedule for County Libraries
Dates Location Address
07/5/11 to 08/31/11 Jacumba 44605 Old Hwy 80 
Jacumba 91934
08/31/11 to 10/31/11 Potrero 24883 Potrero Valley Road 
Potrero 91963
10/31/11 to 12/31/11 Cardiff-by-the-Sea 2081 Newcastle Ave. 
Cardiff 92007
12/31/11 to 02/28/12 Del Mar 1309 Camino Del Mar 
Del Mar 92014
02/28/11 to 04/30/11 El Cajon 201 E. Douglas Ave.
El Cajon 92020
04/30/11 to 06/30/11 Santee

9225 Carlton Hills Blvd., #17  
Santee 92071

Tip Cards

Red pointer Ants Red pointer Head Lice
Red pointer Aphid Red pointer Lawn Insects
Red pointer Cockroaches Red pointer Mosquitoes
Red pointer Earwigs Red pointer Safe Use of Pesticides
Red pointer Fleas Red pointer Snails and Slugs
Red pointer Giant White Fly Red pointer Spiders
Red pointer Good "Bugs" Red pointer Termites
Red pointer Gophers
Tip Cards in Spanish
Red pointer Las hormigas Red pointer El piojo del cabello
Red pointer Áfidos o pulgones Red pointer Insectos del césped
Red pointer Las cucarachas Red pointer Mosquitos
Red pointer Los barrenadores Red pointer Uso y desecho seguro de pesticidas
Red pointer Las pulgas Red pointer Caracoles y babosas
Red pointer Manejo Integrado de Plagas Red pointer Las arañas
Red pointer Las tuzas Red pointer Las termitas
 * Download QuickTime to view videos
 Video icon  PSA - "Ants In Your Plants" (QuickTime Video)     Spanish version
   Ant and Pesticide Radio Public Service Announcement         Spanish version
 Video icon  Aphid video
 Video icon  Scale video Video icon  Mildew video
 Video icon  Whitefly video Video icon  Snail video
 Video icon  IPM Public Service Announcement Video icon  Chocolate Cake PSA (15 seconds)
 Video icon  Child and Frog PSA (30 seconds) Video icon  Child and Frog PSA (15 seconds)
Poster: Pest Identification and Damage Poster: Pesticides Don't Stay Put
IPM poster link   Click on posters for full size images.  
Red pointer BeWaterWise.com Red pointer Environmental Protection Agency
Integrated Pest Management
Red pointer California Department of Pesticide
Red pointer Master Gardeners (University of
    California Cooperative Extension)
Red pointer California Native Plant Society 
    (San Diego Chapter)
Red pointer Pesticide and other Household
    Hazardous Waste Disposal
Red pointer Composting & Gardening Information Red pointer The Water Conservation Garden
Red pointer County of San Diego Watershed
    Protection Program
Red pointer University of California Integrated
    Pest Management
Red pointer County of San Diego Department of
    Agriculture, Weights and Measures

Animated ladybug walking.

NOTE: Funding for this project has been provided in part through an Agreement with the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) pursuant to the Costa-Machado Water Act of 2000 (Proposition 13) and any amendments thereto for the implementation of California's Non-point Source Pollution Control Program. The contents of this document do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the SWRCB, nor does mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.

Home Gardening and Pest Management Hot Line  858.694.2860

Contact the County’s Watershed Protection Program 
for additional program information


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