This handy tool for pest identification can be taken right into the garden. Pests, listed in alphabetical order, are shown in larger-than-life-color drawings to make identification easy. Descriptions of their life cycle area are accompanied with three main methods of control (Biological, Cultural, and Acute) to choose from.
These controls incorporate various techniques such as companion planting, traps, sprays, hand picking, creating a good garden environment, and the use of microbials. The use of long term biological or cultural control for prevention is best since acute controls may also kill beneficial organisms and upset the balance of nature. The principles of Integrated Pest Management Principles are explained and guidelines are provided for cockroach IPM for the home.
Some of the specifics covered include: The BBC method of insect management, Experiements for the adventurous gardener and Beneficial insect producers for both the US, Canada and International distributors .
Table of Contents
- Biological Insect Control
- Cultural Insect Control
- Acute Insect Control
- Creating a Good Garden Environment
- IPM Principles
- Insect Resistance
- Cockroach IPM for the Home
- Common Pests of Gardens and Home
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