Natural Insect Control: The Ecological Gardener’s Guide to Foiling Pests

This indispensable book makes natural pest control as easy as possible. It includes a beautifully illustrated Encyclopedia of Pests to assist in identification. A variety of "safe" controls are recommended.

  • Introduction
  • Warren Schultz
  • How to Use This Book
  • The Life Cycles of Insects
  • Encyclopedia of Pests
  • Cultural and Physical Controls, by Jack Ruttle
  • The Predator Patrol, by Joanna Poncavage
  • Natural Pesticides, by Whitney Cranshaw
  • How to Read a Pesticide Label, by Beth Hanson
  • Suppliers
  • Contributors
  • Photocredits
  • Index


September 20, 2012

Bear in mind that beneficial predators need food sources, meaning you need to keep feeding them pests.  Beneficial predators follow and/or seek food sources. If you do not have bugs, they will not stay.That being said, consider a bat house (one bat consumes thousands of bugs each night). Purple martin birds do the same. Of course, attracting crop-eating birds isn’t swift.

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