Ecological Pest Management
Let invertebrates such as ladybugs get rid of your garden pests, instead of using pesticides.
Here a Seven Spot Ladybug is at work on one of our California Coastal lupine plants.
You can see the plump aphids near the tips of the leaves. They will soon become the ladybug's meal.
Here is a link to the Xerces Society recommendations for reducing pesticide use: