The good news is that you can have beautiful yards and healthy gardens without using dangerous pesticides. For more information please visit our Healthy Homes and Gardens section to find fact sheets on gardening and pest control. You can also download helpful brochures on natural yard care and pest control from King County and the City of Seattle:

Natural Yard Care brochure – This excellent publication provides five easy steps for taking care of your lawn without the use of dangerous pesticides.

Natural Pest Weed & Disease Control brochure – This easy-to-read guide teaches people how to manage pests using least toxic practices and products.

ProIPM Fact Sheets – These fact sheets are excellent resources for learning about integrated pest management (IPM). They also provide information on northwest pests and diseases and how best to handle them without using pesticides.

Where can I find alternatives to pesticides?

For more information on where to find alternatives to pesticides, please call WTC’s hotline at 800-844-SAFE ext. 7 or e-mail us at

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