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Ecoyards, Inc.

Andy Nicholls Phone: 206-770-7879

Owner Fax:

3854 54th Ave. SW Website: www.ecoyards.com

Seattle WA 98116 Email: info@ecoyards.com

Service Categories: structural commercial school

landscape residential golf course

other: Biomedical/Pharmaceutical.

Ecoyards is a Seattle landscape company that provides complete lawn and landscape services with an emphasis on quality customer service and environmental responsibility.

What is your definition of Integrated Pest Management (IPM)?

Identifying the problem and then trying less-toxic methods of getting rid of it.

Is pest management performed on a specific schedule?

We inspect properties for pest problems on a monthly basis. We identify the problem and then try the least toxic methods for getting rid of it.

How are pest problems identified?

Visual inspections, some samples are submitted to the King County Master Gardener program for lab analysis.

What practices do you use to prevent and/or control pests?

Many cultural controls, we build healthy soil to build healthy plants.

Do you use biological controls?

Not that we can think of.

Do you use borates?

No.

Do you use synthetic chemicals?

No.

What are the top 10 pesticides you use/sell/recommend?

Organic corn gluten, elbow grease.

If pesticides are used, how much are used per year of each?

We haven't had to use pesticides in the past 3 years.

Does your company perform habitat modification?

We've tried attracting benificials to control aphids, but decided that blasting with a garden hose was best.

Do you use any physical or mechanical controls?

Sticky tape on rhodys to prevent root weevil, proper pruning of shrubs to increase circulation, blasting aphids with garden hose.

What type of fertilizers do you use/sell/recommend?

We only use locally made organic fertilizers.

What do you usually use/sell/recommend for addressing:

termites N/A

cockroaches N/A

fleas N/A

carpenter ants N/A

fire ants N/A

ants (indoor) N/A

crabgrass hand dig

dandelions hand pull

other

How do you evaluate effectiveness of your pest management

By closely monitoring pest problems and keeping organized records on progress.

References

Tiara Dillworth - tiara@washington.edu, Kathrin Pryde - kpryde@gmail.com.