The Fraser Information Society
The Fraser Information
Society (FIS) is dedicated to community education on environment
Society operates several long-term projects out of the Port
Haney Resource Centre in Maple Ridge, British
for Pesticide Reduction! Maple Ridge. Find
We propose that environmental
and stewardship groups form the Ridge
Meadows Environmental Council. Find out more.
No garden of your own?
Come plant in the Port
Haney Urban Organic Garden.
Board Elected at AGM
new directors were elected to the Board
at the annual general meeting on October 13, 2005. Our thanks
to departing directors Pat Senft, Selene Jacobson and Jan
Westlund for their outstanding contributions.
Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides
suggests how to avoid fleas without using pesticides.
Fleas have been called "the bane of every dog and cat
owner." If you feel that way, here are common sense
ways of controlling flea problems.
• Wash your pet's bedding regularly. It's a common
place for flea eggs to develop and hatch.
• Flea comb your pet as often as necessary.
• Try a flea trap. Studies have found they catch between
10% and 95% of the fleas in a room.
• Vacuum often. Vacuuming can remove over 95% of the
fleas in an area.
• If your pet brings fleas in from outdoors, consider
using flea-eating nematodes (tiny worms) in areas where
your pet spends time.
To see NCAP's information about managing fleas, click http://www.pesticide.org/fleas.html.
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