Rebugging your home & garden: a step by step guide to modern pest control

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PTF Press, 1996 - Gardening - 256 pages
REBUGGING YOUR HOME & GARDEN, A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO PEST CONTROL offers homeowners a rapid, scientific approach to reducing "pests" & encouraging "beneficials." If you want to control an insect or a mouse in the kitchen, learn about a pest, or determine techniques for a vegetable, a fruit tree, or your lawn - CHECK OUR STEP-BY-STEP DIAGRAMS. For more, read the accompanying text, or check elsewhere in the book for information about soil solarization, insect diseases, pheromones, beneficial nematodes - or pesticides. Our Integrated Pest Management diagrams will help you determine * IF you need controls * WHEN you need to intervene * WHAT action to take. Sometimes your decision will be to do nothing at all! The word "integrated" is no accident. Sometimes several techniques against several pests are incorporated into an INTEGRATED STRATEGY. REBUGGING YOUR HOME & GARDEN preserves natural mortality - parasitoids, predators, & diseases that already exist in your environment, by avoiding routine use of pesticides or problem cultural strategies. You'll begin to recognize pests, AND their natural enemies. We discuss selected plant diseases & human diseases spread by insects. Pesticides are seldom our first choice. We provide information to help you choose them carefully - use them sparingly, or even monitor pesticide use in your own community if you choose. Ideally, after you've used this book for a while, you'll be able to design your own control methods for other pests that may appear. To order contact: Ruth Troetschler, 184 Lockhart Lane, Los Altos, CA 94022. 415-948-4142.

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Garden insects their relatives 1477
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Basic IPM techniques 7886
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Indoor problems 87101
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