The Gardener's Bug Book

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The Gardener's Bug Book
Earth-Safe Control

by Rhonda Massingham Hart

ISBN 0882666096
152 pages; 9 x 6

Make your garden a no-pest zone!

This completely revised and updated garden guide shows how to identify and control more than 70 common garden insects using the best homemade and commercial control strategies.

The Gardener's Bug Book includes:

  • Descriptions and line drawings of more than 70 common garden insects
  • Tips for telling the good bugs from the bad bugs
  • A convenient guide to the pests found on 72 common vegetables and fruits
  • Clear line drawings and behavior hints for identifying each insect
  • Dozens of easy formulas for making natural pest-fighting preparations
  • Instructions for using commercially available pest controls, including floating row covers, traps, and parasitic insects

Table of Contents

Preface to the Revised Edition

Chapter 1: Insect Control in Your Own Backyard

Chapter 2: Getting to Know Insects: Their Life Cycles, Habits, and Interactions with Plants

Chapter 3: Common Food Plants and the Pests That Love Them

Chapter 4: Common Garden Insects: Identification and Control

Chapter 5: Remedies, Recipes, and Formulas for Earth-Safe Insect Control

Appendix A: Sources for Natural Pest-Control Products

Appendix B: Scientific Names of Common Garden Insects

Appendix C: Basic Equivalents for U.S./Metric Measures


About the Author
Award-winning author Barbara Pleasant has written about tackling some of gardeners' worst nightmares: bugs, plant diseases, and weeds. Her books include The Gardener's Bug Book, The Gardener's Guide To Plant Diseases, and The Gardener's Weed Book. She is a self-employed garden writer who contributes to newspapers and several magazines, including GreenPrints, Organic Gardening, and Country Journal, and is author and publisher of Alabama Gardener's Almanac. Barbara is a member of the Garden Writers Association of America. She lives in Huntsville, Alabama.

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