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  1. It’s a bug eat bug world! How to use biological control instead of pesticides in your garden. L. Bateman

  2. Trophic Levels Primary Producers (plants) Energy 1

  3. Trophic Levels Primary Consumers (herbivores) Primary Producers (plants) Energy 2 1

  4. Trophic Levels Secondary Consumers (primary carnivores) Primary Consumers (herbivores) Primary Producers (plants) Energy 3 2 1

  5. Trophic Levels Tertiary Consumer (secondary carnivores) Secondary Consumers (primary carnivores) Primary Consumers (herbivores) Primary Producers (plants) 4 Energy 3 2 1

  6. Trophic Levels Stinkbug Ladybug Aphid Tomato Plant 4 Energy 3 2 1

  7. Tomato Garden Energy

  8. Aphids Attack! Energy

  9. Aphids Kill Tomatoes Energy

  10. Ladybugs Eat Aphids Energy

  11. Ideal Biological Control Energy

  12. Ladybug Population Grows Energy

  13. Stinkbugs Eat Ladybugs Energy

  14. Stinkbugs Eat Ladybugs Energy

  15. Aphid Population Grows Energy

  16. Stinkbugs Indirectly Kill Tomatoes Energy

  17. Ideal Biological Control Maintain this balance by:  Eliminating the stinkbug! Pesticides kill the ladybugs too, so let’s use other methods…. Energy

  18. No more stink bugs!!! • Destroy/remove weeds (stink bug habitat) • Remove and destroy eggs and stink bugs

  19. More Ways to Go Green! • Pesticide use reduction in your garden is one way to “go green” and help the Earth • Check out this website for more resources on how to decrease your carbon footprint