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Dead Snails Leave No Trails: Natural Pest Control for Home and Garden


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A practical guide to repelling indoor and outdoor pests using organic methods, updated with new information on getting rid of bedbugs and dust mites, plus includes updated online resources.


     This comprehensive guide is a user-friendly source for anyone who wants to control pests in the home and garden without heavy-duty chemical warfare. Readers will learn how to make their own all-purpose pest repellents with simple household ingredients like chile peppers and vinegar. Gardeners will learn how to use plant pairings to attract beneficial insects and animals or repel harmful ones. Homeowners and apartment dwellers with indoor infestations will also find useful advice on safely eliminating ants, roaches, and rodents. With a full chapter on how to protect your pets from critters like ticks and fleas, and simple DIY organic pest control recipes throughout, this is the most straightforward and simple guide to indoor and outdoor natural pest solutions.

About the Author

LOREN NANCARROW is an award-winning television journalist and eco-reporter. JANET HOGAN TAYLOR is an entomologist and former zookeeper who now works as an environmental scientist. They have coauthored two other books together, Dead Daisies Make Me Crazy and The Worm Book.

Table of Contents


Chapter One. Pesticide Savvy 

(Synthetic vs. Natural vs. Biological)        

Integrated Pest Management • Pesticide Safety • Pesticide Information Resources


Chapter Two. Home Pest Control         

Ants • Bedbugs • Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs • Cockroaches • 

Dust Mites • Mice and Rats • Termites 


Chapter Three. Garden Pest Control    

Ants in the Garden • Aphids • Cabbage Loopers • Corn Earworms • Cucumber Beetles • Cutworms • Earwigs • Fruit Flies • Grasshoppers • 

Green Fig Beetles • Gypsy Moths • Harlequin Bugs • Japanese Beetles • 

Mealybugs and Scale Insects • Mosquitoes • Rose Slugs (Sawflies) • Rose Mildew • Snails and Slugs • Sow Bugs • Spider Mites • Squash Vine Borers • Tomato Hornworms • Whiteflies • Wireworms (Click Beetles) 


Chapter Four. Pet Help     

Fleas • Flies • Ticks 


Chapter Five. Good Guys or Bad Guys?         

Blister Beetles • Centipedes • Crane Flies • Crickets • Darkling Beetles (aka Stink Beetles) • Eucalyptus Long-Horned Beetles • Jerusalem Crickets • Snakes • Spiders • Spittle Bugs (Froghoppers) • Tarantula Hawk Wasps • Yellow Jacket Wasps 


Chapter Six. Beneficial Insects and Animals  

Bats • Bees • Green Lacewings • Ground Beetles (Carabid Beetles) • Hover Flies (Syrphid Flies) • Hummingbirds • Ladybugs (Ladybird Beetles) • Lizards • Nematodes • Parasitic Wasps • Praying Mantises • Robber Flies • Toads and Frogs 


Chapter Seven. Beneficial Plants 

and All-Purpose Repellents          

Insect-Repelling Plants • Animal-Repelling Plants • All-Purpose Repellents 


Chapter Eight. Four-Legged Intruders 

Cats and Dogs • Deer • Gophers • Moles • Opossums • Rabbits • Skunks • Ground Squirrels • Tree Squirrels • Voles

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About the Authors 


Product Details

Nancarrow, Loren
Ten Speed Press
Taylor, Janet Hogan
Environmental Studies-Environment
Gardening-Organic Gardening
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Trade paper
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8.2 x 5.5 x 0.5 in 0.5 lb

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Home and Garden » Gardening » General
Home and Garden » Gardening » Organic Gardening
Home and Garden » Gardening » Pests and Disease
Home and Garden » Household » Pest Control
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment

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