Common-sense pest control / William Olkowski, Sheila Daar, Helga Olkowski.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-146242

Description

xix, 715 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Pests Control.

Originator

Olkowski, William.
Daar, Sheila.
Olkowski, Helga.

Contents

Naming living things and understanding their habits and habitats -- Natural pest controls -- Introduction to integrated pest management (IPM) -- Pest-treatment strategies and tactics -- Meet "the beneficials" -- Choosing the right chemical and microbial tools -- Some useful inorganics, organics and botanicals -- New frontiers: microbials, pheromones and insect growth regulators -- Pinworms -- Mites -- Scabies or "itch" mites -- Lice -- Bedbugs and conenose bugs -- Pests of fabric, feathers and paper -- Kitchen and pantry pests -- Fleas, ticks, heartworms and mites.
Mice, spiders and bats -- Detecting symptoms of indoor plant problems -- General management strategies for house plant problems -- Preparing for least-toxic pest control -- Controlling pests of indoor plants -- Identifying structural pests and eliminating moisture -- Wood decay and preservative treatments -- Termites -- Carpenter ants and carpenter bees -- Wood-boring beetles -- Garden design and maintenance.
Meet the weeds -- Safe and sane weed management -- Preventing lawn pests -- Least-toxic lawn pest management -- Pests of food and ornamental gardens -- Pests of shade trees -- Rats -- Filth flies -- Yellowjackets -- Mosquitoes.

Publication

Newtown, CT : Taunton Press

Description

xix, 715 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.

Notes

"A Fine gardening book"--T.p. verso.
Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN

0942391632

Call Number

HisPres. SB950.035 1991