It’s not a matter of “if” the Green Wall will get pests; it’s a matter of “when.” Longwood’s Integrated Pest Management (IPM) staff battles these pests with a non-chemical approach called biological control.
In March 2009, we posted our most popular blog to date—explaining the role of the beloved cats that are diligent workers in Longwood's Integrated Pest Management Program. Since then we have added four felines to our ranks, so we thought it was time to introduce the our newest furry ambassadors, and update you on the rest of the crew! (Read More…)
Today was the annual health check-up day for the cats at Longwood.
Eleven cats patrol Longwood Gardens, from the Nursery to the DuPont house. Each cat has an assigned area of the garden and a human caretaker. The responsibilities these felines take on are varied. Their primary job is on the Rodent Control Task Force, but they also work as greeters, work supervisors and highly skilled catmint pruners. They work in exchange for food, shelter and a health care plan... (Read More…)