Pests and pesticides

  If you don't like chemical pesticides but don't like pests either, then Pesticides in our Communities: Choices for Change may be for you. It tells how to substitute boric-acid powder, powdered sugar, corn syrup and stale beer for dichlorvos (Vapona), chlorpyrifos (Raid Roach, Hot Shot Roach), and carbaryl (Sevin). Published by Concern Inc., a Washington, D.C.-based public-interest organization, the 31-page booklet tells what to look for at a golf course, public park, in the home, and anywhere else pesticides can be found. This is one of a series of compact guides Concern Inc. publishes; other titles cover drinking water, farmlands, household waste and groundwater. A publication catalog is available free. To order Pesticides in our Community or other guides, send $4 for each to Concern Inc., 1794 Columbia Road, NW, Washington, DC 20009 (202/328-8160).