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Title:
Tiny game hunting : environmentally healthy ways to trap and kill the pests in your house and garden
Author:
Klein, Hilary Dole, 1945-
Personal Author:
Edition:
New edition.
Publication Information:
Berkeley : University of California Press, 2001.
Physical Description:
x, 268 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780520221079
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Every year Americans use a staggering five hundred million pounds of toxic pesticides in and around their homes, schools, parks, and roads--a growing health risk for people and the environment. But are these poisons really necessary? This book, appealing to the hunter in us all, shows how to triumph in combat with pests without losing the war to toxic chemicals. Tiny Game Hunting, written in a lively and entertaining style and illustrated with detailed drawings, gives more than two hundred tried-and-true ways to control or kill common household and garden pests without using toxic pesticides.


Author Notes

Hilary Dole Klein is a writer living in Santa Barbara
Adrian M. Wenner is Professor Emeritus of Natural History at the University of California, Santa Barbara


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Library Journal Review

In this excellent guide to identifying, preventing, and eradicating common household pests without using toxic chemicals, Klein and Wenner include background information on the increasing toxicity and inefficacy of pesticides. They offer nontoxic solutions whenever possible and introduce helpful insects, birds, and other creatures. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Preface to the New Editionp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Incredible Insects
The Toxic Tide
Part 1 Tiny Game Hunting in the Home
The Folly of Pesticidesp. 9
Home, Toxic Home
Home, Safe Home
Quitting Pesticides for Good and Disposing of Them
Common Pestsp. 14
Ants
Bed Bugs
Bees
Clothes Moths and Carpet Beetles
Cockroaches
Fleas
Flies
Houseplant Pests
Lice
Mosquitoes
Pantry Pests
Rats and Mice
Silverfish
Spiders
Termites and Wood-Boring Beetles
Ticks, Chiggers, and Mites
Occasional Invadersp. 108
Asian Lady Beetles
Boxelder Bugs
Centipedes
Cluster Flies
Crickets
Earwigs
Moths
Scorpions
Part 2 Tiny Game Hunting in the Garden
The Healthy Gardenp. 117
The Fallacy of Pesticides
Better Soil for Stronger Plants
Compost
Earthworms
Mulch
Organic Fertilizers
Cover Crops
Companion Planting
The Tactics of Tiny Game Hunting in the Gardenp. 124
Handpicking
Hosing
Traps
Barriers
Soaps
Horticultural Oils
Dusts
Biological Controls
Botanicals
Repellents
Allies in the Air and on the Groundp. 141
Bats
Birds
Lizards
Snakes
Toads and Frogs
Good Bugsp. 149
Mail Order Mercenariesp. 150
Green Lacewings
Ladybugs
Mealybug Destroyers
Parasitic Nematodes
Parasitic Wasps
Parasites of Flies
Predatory Mites
Good Bugs Gratisp. 156
"True" Bugs
Beetles
A Few Good Flies
Distinguished Native Beneficialsp. 159
Antlions
Damselflies
Dragonflies
Fireflies
Honorably Dischargedp. 161
Praying Mantises
Garden Pestsp. 162
Chompersp. 162
Cabbage Loopers and Imported Cabbageworms
Colorado Potato Beetles
Cucumber Beetles
Cutworms
Fall Webworms and Eastern Tent Caterpillars
Flea Beetles
Grasshoppers
Gypsy Moths
Japanese Beetles
Mexican Bean Beetles
Tomato Hornworms
Root Destroyersp. 179
June Beetles
Nematodes
Root Maggots
Wireworms
Slimersp. 184
Slugs and Snails
Suckersp. 190
Aphids
Leafhoppers
Mealybugs
Scale Insects
Spider Mites
Thrips
"True" Bugs
Whiteflies
Tunnelersp. 202
Borers
Codling Moths and Apple Maggots
Corn Earworms
Plum Curculios
Friend or Foe?p. 209
Centipedes and Millipedes
Earwigs
Opossums
Sowbugs and Pillbugs
Yellow Jackets and Wasps
Critter Controlp. 219
Diggersp. 219
Gophers
Moles
Foragersp. 226
Deer
Dogs
Rabbits
Raccoons
Skunks
Squirrels
Resources and Mail Orderp. 235
Select Bibliographyp. 245
Indexp. 249

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