- Students will be able to describe ways to combat common pests in the Lab.
Teach the Teacher
- Common Garden Pests and How to Control Them
- Bug Out! Worksheet
Tools & Materials
- 2 treatment options
- Pest outbreak or infestation
Pests happen. It’s part of the natural cycle. And sooner or later they will find their way into your Lab. The best defense is a good offense as they say so you should be performing plant inspections on a regular basis. This process serves as an early warning system and gives you a jump on those unwanted little buggers.
The challenge is to properly identify the pest and the best solution to remove them from the Lab. A little testing on small outbreaks can accelerate your learning curve and better prepare you for a full-scale infestation.
Compare natural pest controls head to head during a small outbreak. Conduct an A/B test by treating one plant, area, or planter with one method and a separate plant, area, or planter with a different method to compare results. Document your findings for future reference.
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