Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys
Integrated Pest Management Resource
The prime resource for information on managing pests in the garden, landscape, and home in California is the University of California Cooperative Extension Integrated Pest Management Web site.
Clever Gardening Technique
Toasted Bird Seed
Avoid the nuisance of sprouted bird seed that's spilled out of its container. Bake it on a cookie sheet in a 300-degree oven for five minutes before placing in the container for the birds to enjoy. The heat will sterilize the seed without lessening its nutritive value.