Garden Pest Control
Armored Scale Insect Pests of Trees and Shrubs Hemiptera
Hardcover ISBN: 0801442796
This book provides the most comprehensive available information on the identification, field appearance, life history, and economic importance of the 110 economically important armored scale insects that are found in the United States. The authors have devised the first field key to economic armored scales, which will be invaluable to those trying to identify the pests and prevent the introduction of new exotics. (Most of the species covered are not native to the United States but broadly distributed across the globe.) The extensive color plates and highly detailed line drawings surpass anything available in other volumes on armored scale insects and have not previously been published. Especially noteworthy are the data on distribution, host plants, and the kinds of damage caused by armored scales. The species descriptions include scientific names, synonyms, common names, field characteristics, microscopic characters, affinities, host plants, distribution by state, life history, economic damage, and selected references.
Attracting Beneficial Bugs to Your Garden
A Natural Approach to Pest Control
Paperback ISBN: 1604693886
It may seem counterintuitive to want bugs in a garden, but insects are indeed valuable garden companions. Especially those species known for eating the bugs that eat plants. Assassin bugs, damsel bugs, and predatory stink bugs are all carnivores that devour the bugs that dine on a garden. Attracting Beneficial Bugs to Your Garden is a book about bugs and plants, and how to create a garden that ben¬efits from both. In addition to information on companion planting and commercial options for purchasing bugs, there are 19 detailed bug profiles and 39 plant profiles. The bug profiles include a description, a photograph for identification, an explanation of what they do for the garden, and the methods gardeners can use to attract them. The plant profiles highlight the best plants for attracting beneficial bugs and offer detailed information on size, care requirements, zone information, and bloom time. Design plans show gardeners how to design a border specifically for the bugs. This complete, hands-on guide is for anyone looking for a new, natural, and sustainable way to control pests.
Dead Snails Leave No Trails
Natural Pest Control for Home and Garden
Paperback ISBN: 1607743191
A practical guide to repelling indoor and outdoor pests using organic methods, updated with new information on getting rid of bedbugs and dust mites, plus includes updated online resources. This comprehensive guide is a user-friendly source for anyone who wants to control pests in the home and garden without heavy-duty chemical warfare. Readers will learn how to make their own all-purpose pest repellents with simple household ingredients like chile peppers and vinegar. Gardeners will learn how to use plant pairings to attract beneficial insects and animals or repel harmful ones. Homeowners and apartment dwellers with indoor infestations will also find useful advice on safely eliminating ants, roaches, and rodents. With a full chapter on how to protect your pets from critters like ticks and fleas, and simple DIY organic pest control recipes throughout, this is the most straightforward and simple guide to indoor and outdoor natural pest solutions.
DeerProofing Your Yard & Garden
Paperback ISBN: 1580175856
The ultimate primer on dealing with four-legged intruders returns, updated and redesigned, with an expanded list of the plants deer hate, the latest information on deer repellents both commercial and homemade, polyethylene netting, and much more. Original.
Gardening in Deer Country
Paperback ISBN: 1883283094
Deer...you love them or you hate them, but no matter what, deer have an appetite for delicious plants we plant in our garden and around our home. You've seen the residue in the morning: spiked hostas, chomped impatiens, mangled hydrangea. How can an animal that cute be so hungry? Fences and sprays and dogs just don't go far enough and most people stop short of venison surprise for dinner.
Good Bug Bad Bug
Who's Who, What They Do, and How to Manage Them Organically (All You Need To Know About The Insects In Your Garden)
Paperback ISBN: 0981961592
Good Bug Bad Bug, updated 2nd edition, is an indispensable field guide for quickly and easily identifying the most common invasive and beneficial insects in the garden; plus the best organic advice on how to attract the good guys and manage the bad guys - without reaching for the toxic chemicals. Includes strategies for dealing with the “new bugs in town,” those worrisome strangers that are starting to show up due to climate change (and some that have just flown in from abroad). Forty-one bugs, presented in full color on laminated card stock, with concealed wire binding. Sturdy enough to take into the garden for easy reference. An attractive gift book for adults and curious kids alike.
Good Weed, Bad Weed
Who's Who, What to Do, and Why Some Deserve a Second Chance (All You Need to Know About the Weeds in Your Yard)
Paperback ISBN: 0981961568
Good Weed Bad Weed is a friendly, authoritative, easy-to-use guide to the uninvited plants in our yard: who they are, how to control them safely – and why it’s a good idea to love some of them just the way they are (including a chart for how best to let our labor-intensive lawns “go native”). Weed expert Nancy Gift considers 50 of the most interesting and noteworthy weeds in our lives, with generous helpings of full-color photos, humor and some tasty weed recipes. Presented in the same format as our popular field guide to garden insects, Good Bug Bad Bug, with heavy matte-laminated pages and concealed-wire binding for handy use outside. An attractive gift book for adults and curious kids alike.
The Guide to Humane Critter Control
Natural, Nontoxic Pest Solutions to Protect Your Yard and Garden
Paperback ISBN: 1591866960
Outlines proactive methods for controlling garden pests organically and safely, from incorporating aesthetic protective barriers and understanding insect behavior to scenting strategically and finding humane pest control products. Original.
How to Eradicate Invasive Plants
Paperback ISBN: 1604693061
Unfortunately, invasive plants—like kudzu, ragweed, and Himalayan blackberry—won’t go away on their own. Luckily, How to Eradicate Invasive Plants offers a clear, practical solution to an increasingly common problem. Invasive plants are a growing threat to our home landscapes, affecting native plants and wildlife. Clearly written and easy-to-use, How to Eradicate Invasive Plants shows you how to recognize the invasive plant; offers eradication options, from simple, organic approaches to the safest and most responsible ways to use chemicals; and enables you to identify 200 of the most common invasive plants. This comprehensive guide includes all types of invasive plants, including water and bog plants; annuals, biennials, and tropical perennials; herbaceous perennials; grasses and bamboos; and vines, shrubs, and trees.