ozarkwild.org / wfpestcontrol ozarkwild.org / WF_InsectControl (PDF) " Many species of wildlife are our natural pest controllers....
Bluetongue lizards eat snails and slugs. Some commercial pesticides are highly toxic and may pass through the food chain. When you poison 'pests' in the house or garden, you may be inadvertently poisoning our marvellous wildlife.OUR WONDERFUL WILDLIFE
A healthy garden doesn't normally suffer from severe insect infestations. If you have used toxic pesticides for a long time, it may take a while for the natural balance to be restored, but it is worth it in the long run.
Planting native trees, bushes and shrubs will encourage wildlife to your yard. Providing an understory of shrubs and mulching gardens will not only conserve water, but will enable smaller insectivorous birds and native lizards to inhabit your garden as well.
Providing a source of clean fresh water in an area safe from pet dogs or cats will also encourage native birds to your yard.
Take a close look for any hollows in trees before lopping, as you may be destroying the home or nesting site of a native animal. Many of our native species live in tree hollows and can't survive without them. "