Dead Snails Leave No Trails, Revised

Dead Snails Leave No Trails, Revised

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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. If you've ever had a swarm of fruit flies in your kitchen or a gopher wreaking havoc in your yard, you may have wondered what a conscientious gardener or homeowner can do short of heavy-duty chemical warfare. Dead Snails Leave No Trails is a comprehensive guide to repelling both indoor and outdoor pests using organic methods--it's the perfect DIY solution to eliminate unwelcome visitors in your home and garden while keeping yourself, your family, and the environment safe from harmful chemicals.With a few easy-to-find items, you'll learn how to: - Make your own all-purpose pest repellents with simple ingredients like chile peppers and vinegar
- Use companion planting to attract beneficial insects and animals or repel harmful ones
- Keep four-legged intruders--including squirrels, deer, rabbits, and skunks--away from your prized vegetables and flowers
- Safely eliminate ants, roaches, and rodents from your house or apartment
- Protect your pets from critters like ticks and fleas This revised edition contains newly updated information on today's pest epidemics, like bedbugs, as well as new online resources for finding beneficial organisms that act as predators for specific pests. Full of tips, tricks, and straightforward instructions, Dead Snails Leave No Trails is the most user-friendly guide to indoor and outdoor natural pest solutions.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 176 x 210 x 15mm | 236g
  • Berkeley, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised ed.
  • 1607743191
  • 9781607743194
  • 909,570

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 

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About Loren Nancarrow

As one of the country's first environmental TV reporters, LOREN NANCARROW has seen interest and knowledge in humans' role in the natural environment grow significantly in the past three decades, and he's been awarded some of broadcast journalism's highest honors for reporting on environmental science and nature around the planet. When not covering the news, Loren has worked at improving the environment as a founding trustee of the EcoLife Foundation. The EcoLife Foundation has projects in the United States, Mexico, and Africa aimed at reducing carbon output, reforesting important habitat, and saving vulnerable species, like monarch butterflies in Mexico and mountain gorillas in Uganda. Loren makes his home in coastal Southern California. He and his wife, Susie, have three grown children. He is a passionate organic vegetable gardener. A native Californian, JANET HOGAN TAYLOR graduated from San Jose State University with a bachelor's degree in biology with emphasis in entomology. Janet took a job with the San Diego Zoo, where she became a senior keeper in the bird department. Never forgetting her roots in entomology, Janet helped develop several natural pest control techniques at the zoo to keep the birds and animals pest free. Currently, Janet works as an environmental scientist and resides in Southern California with her husband, a black lab named Drake, and hundreds of backyard birds, reptiles, and assorted varmints. She and her husband Brian, also an entomologist, have two grown children. Loren and Janet have written three books together: Dead Snails Leave No Trails, Dead Daisies Make Me Crazy, and The Worm Book.
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