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Beneficial Urban Garden Strategies
for Stockton, Tracy, Lodi, Manteca, Ripon, Lathrop, Escalon and San Joaquin County

The BUGS Program is a pesticide reduction program for use by the San Joaquin County home gardener. The BUGS book has fact sheets for residents interested in learning more about less-toxic alternatives to pesticides and herbicides used to control garden pests and diseases.

What you will find inside our BUGS book:

  • About BUGS
  • Aphids and Other Sapsuckers (Mealy bugs, scale, whiteflies, spider mites, leafhoppers)
  • Caterpillars and Cutworms
  • Earwigs
  • Snails and Slugs
  • Gophers
  • Fleas
  • Rose Diseases (Powdery mildew, rust, and black spots)
  • Garden Weeds
  • Mistletoe
  • Beneficial Insects
  • Plants That Attract Beneficial Insects
  • Resources

Contact San Joaquin County Public Works Department, Solid Waste Division at (209) 468-3066 for your FREE copy while supplies last!

A great Website to visit is the US Environmental Protection Agency's GreenScapes: Environmentally Beneficial Landscaping at


Master Gardener Program

Landscape Management
Outreach Program


Composting Brochure
Grasscycling 10 Most Wanted Bugs Brochure


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