Organic Pest Control For Home & Garden, by Tom Roberts. Integrated Pest Management. Biological control of insect & plant diseases. Color. Cockroach control. Illustrations of all pests.
Organic Pest Control For Home & Garden, by Tom Roberts. Integrated Pest Management
Roberts offers gardeners alternatives to the use of poisons in controlling insects. He discusses biological insect control (using beneficial insects to kill destructive ones), cultural insect control (rotating crops every few years, removing diseased or rotting plants, and plowing old plants and vines under in the fall), and acute insect control (using insecticidal soaps to spray on insects or picking and crushing them by hand). He also suggests such techniques as organically enriching the soil and controlling weeds.
He lists 60 common pests and explains their anatomy and life cycle and how to kill them. Roberts also lists mail-order suppliers of beneficial insects and organic products.
This handy tool for pest identification is just the right size for being taken right into the garden. Large color pictures and descriptions of each pest and their life cycle help make identification easy. Cockroach control for the home.