Tiny Game Hunting: Environmentally Healthy Ways to Trap and Kill the Pests in Your House and Garden by Hilary Dole KleinTiny Game Hunting: Environmentally Healthy Ways to Trap and Kill the Pests in Your House and Garden by Hilary Dole Klein

Tiny Game Hunting: Environmentally Healthy Ways to Trap and Kill the Pests in Your House and Garden

byHilary Dole Klein, Adrian M. WennerIllustratorCourtlandt Johnson

Paperback | June 29, 2001

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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.
CONTENTSPreface to the New EditionIntroduction'Incredible Insects': The Toxic TidePART ONE: Tiny Game Hunting in the Home The Folly of Pesticides Home, Toxic HomeHome, Safe HomeQuitting Pesticides for Good and Disposing of ThemCommon Pests:AntsBed BugsBeesClothes Moths and Carpet Beetles CockroachesFleas Flies Houseplant Pests Lice Mo...
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Title:Tiny Game Hunting: Environmentally Healthy Ways to Trap and Kill the Pests in Your House and GardenFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:278 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.6 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.6 inPublished:June 29, 2001Publisher:University of California PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0520221079

ISBN - 13:9780520221079

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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.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS
Preface to the New Edition
Introduction
'Incredible Insects': The Toxic Tide

PART ONE: Tiny Game Hunting in the Home
The Folly of Pesticides
Home, Toxic Home
Home, Safe Home
Quitting Pesticides for Good and Disposing of Them

Common Pests:
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 Invaders:
Asian Lady Beetles
Boxelder Bugs
Centipedes
Cluster Flies
Crickets
Earwigs
Moths
Scorpions

PART TWO: Tiny Game Hunting in the Garden
The Healthy Garden
The Fallacy of Pesticides
Compost
Earthworms
Mulch
Organic Fertilizers
Cover Crops
Companion Planting

The Tactics of Tiny Game Hunting in the Garden:
Handpicking
Hosing
Traps
Barriers
Soaps
Horticultural Oils
Dusts
Biological Controls
Botanicals
Repellents

Allies in the Air and on the Ground:
Bats
Birds Lizards
Snakes
Toads and Frogs

Good Bugs
Mail Order Mercenaries
Green Lacewings
Ladybugs
Mealybug Destroyers
Parasitic Nematodes
Parasitic Wasps
Parasites of Flies
Predatory Mites

Good Bugs Gratis
"True" Bugs
Beetles
A Few Good Flies

Distinguished Native Beneficials
Dragon Flies
Damselflies
Antlions
Fireflies

Honorably Discharged
Praying Mantises

Garden Pests
Chompers
Cabbage Loopers and Imported Cabbageworms
Colorado Potato Beetles
Cucumber Beetles
Cutworms
Fall Webworms and Eastern Tent Caterpillars
Flea Beetles
Grasshoppers
Gypsy Moths
Japanese Beetles
Leafhoppers
Mexican Bean Beetles
Tomato Hornworms

Root Destroyers
June Beetles
Nematodes
Root Maggots
Wireworms (Click Beetles)

Slimers
Slugs and Snails

Suckers
Aphids
Mealybugs
Scale Insects
Spider Mites
Thrips
"True" Bugs
Whiteflies

Tunnelers
Borers
Codling Moths
Corn Earworms
Plum Curculios

Friend or Foe?

Centipedes and Millipedes
Earwigs
Opossums
Sowbugs and Pillbugs
Yellow Jackets and Wasps

Critter Control
Diggers
Gophers
Moles
Foragers
Deer
Dogs
Rabbits
Raccoons
Skunks
Squirrels

Resources and Mail Order
Select Bibliography
Index

Editorial Reviews

"This commensensical, well-organized book details more than 200 non-chemical methods for dealing with insect pests. Combining useful illustrations, natural history and advice, "Tiny Game Hunting offers hundreds of environmentally friendly, often little-known ways to rid yourself of house and garden pests, including how to get rid of ants with lemon-peel solution and repel gophers with chewing gum."--"Toronto Globe & Mail