Welcome to B I R C

Hello, you have reached the web site of the Bio-Integral Resource Center (BIRC).  We specialize in finding non-toxic and least-toxic, integrated pest management (IPM) solutions to urban and agricultural pest problems.  Click on ABOUT BIRC for more information.

Since 1979, our members have received the latest research information through our journals, the IPM Practitioner and Common Sense Pest Control Quarterly.  Click on Membership Information for further details.

We sell publications on IPM and alternative solutions to pest problems. To find out what's new in integrated pest management or to view our latest publication, click here.  To buy a publication, click on Publications & Reprints for titles and ordering information.

Across the country, more and more school districts are converting to integrated pest management (IPM).  When a school has an active IPM program, children, teachers and school personnel are exposed to fewer toxic pesticide sprays.

The BIRC publication IPM for Schools has information about how to make the
conversion.  Included in the 19 chapters are specific IPM programs for ants, cockroaches, clothes moths, carpet beetles, fleas, flies, headlice, rats, mice, scorpions, silverfish, spiders, and yellowjackets.

Also included are IPM techniques for weeds, trees, shrubs, lawns and turf.
The 250-page manual comes with an additional 52-page Directory which has
suppliers listed for more than 2000 least-toxic pest control products. Click on the Directory of Least-toxic Pest Control Products to view this publication.

You can order with a credit card by calling 510/524-2567 or you can send a
check to BIRC, PO Box 7414, Berkeley, CA 94707.  The $50 publication
includes shipping by first class mail.

As a public service, we are making "IPM for Turfgrass," which is part of the
manual, available on our website.

See Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for further information on IPM.

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BIRC  is a non-profit organization offering over 25 years of experience.

Call, write, or email us for answers to your pest control questions.

PO Box 7414
Berkeley, CA 94707

Phone: (510) 524-2567
Fax: (510) 524-1758

Email: birc@igc.org




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Protecting Raptors from Rodenticides

2015 Directory of Least-Toxic Pest Control Products

Classic Publication BIRC IPM School Manual

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