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The world of insects is one we only dimly understand. Yet from using arsenic, cobalt, and quicksilver to kill household infiltrators to employing the sophisticated tools of the Orkin Man, Americans have fought to eradicate the "bugs" they have learned to hate. Inspired by the still-revolutionary theories of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, James E. McWilliams argues for a more harmonious and rational approach to our relationship with insects, one that does not harm our environment and, consequently, ourselves along the way.
Rachel Carson’s eloquent book Silent Spring stands as one of the most important books of the twentieth century and inspired important and long-lasting changes in environmental science and government policy. Frederick Rowe Davis thoughtfully sets Carson’s study in the context of the twentieth century, reconsiders her achievement, and analyzes its legacy in light of toxic chemical use and regulation today.
Good Bug Bad Bug, updated 2nd edition, is an indispensable field guide for quickly and easily identifying the most common invasive and beneficial insects in the garden; plus the best organic advice on how to attract the good guys and manage the bad guys - without reaching for the toxic chemicals. Includes strategies for dealing with the “new bugs in town,” those worrisome strangers that are starting to show up due to climate change (and some that have just flown in from abroad). Forty-one bugs, presented in full color on laminated card stock, with concealed wire binding. Sturdy enough to take into the garden for easy reference. An attractive gift book for adults and curious kids alike. The 2nd edition contains a number of color photographs not seen in the 1st edition and presents three new "bad bugs" to add to the rogues gallery of insect pests.
Why call an exterminator? Save thousands of dollars every year. Protect your family and property, and keep yourself safe from disease. This guide will teach you the art of responsible pest elimination. Have you stared at shelves of pesticides wondering which to buy, which are safe, which treatment will eliminate your pest, and how to apply it? If so, this book is for you. You only lack the trade secrets and the knowledge, such as safe application methods, how to prevent an attack in the first place, when killing is not necessary, and how all of this affects our environment. Before you buy your next can of bug spray, before you get bitten again, before you buy or sell a house, or before you go outdoors, read this book and learn how to: Kill all types of household and yard pests; Select the appropriate pesticides and use them safely.
This book will help you identify pests and it recommends ways to get rid of them in an environmentally friendly way.
Easily one of the most important animals on earth, ants seem to mirror the actions, emotions, and industries of the human population, often more effectively than humans do themselves. They developed ranching and farming long before humans, and their division of labor resembles the assembly lines of automobile factories and multinational enterprises. Self-sacrifice and a finely tuned chemical language are the foundations of their monarchical society, which is capable of waging large-scale warfare and taking slaves. Tales of their massacres and atrocities, as well as struggles for power, are all too reminiscent of our own. The reality of ant society is more fascinating than even the most creative minds could imagine. Choe combines expert scientific knowledge with a real passion for these miniscule marvels. His vivid descriptions are paired with captivating illustrations and photographs to introduce readers to the economics, culture, and intrigue of the ant world. All of nature is revealed through the secret lives of the amazing ants. In the words of the author, "Once you get to know them, you’ll love them."
Ants that commonly invade homes, damage structures, inflict painful bites, or sting humans or their pets are considered pest ants. This illustrated identification guide highlights forty species of ants that pose difficulties in urban settings. Included are well-known invasive troublemakers such as the red imported fire ant and Argentine ant, as well as native species. After an introductory chapter on the evolution, biology, and ecology of pest ants, the book follows a taxonomic arrangement by subfamily. Each subfamily chapter includes separate illustrated keys to both the genera and species of that group to enable entomologists and pest control professionals to identify pest ants correctly. The species accounts cover biology, distribution, and methods for excluding and/or removing ants from human structures and landscapes. The authors focus on the ants' biology and nesting behavior, life cycles, and feeding preferences; an intimate understanding of these factors enables the implementation of the least toxic control methods available. A chapter on control principles and techniques encompasses chemical strategies, habitat and structural modifications, biological control, and integrated pest management methods. Urban Ants of North America and Europe also contains valuable information on the diagnosis and treatment of human reactions to ant stings and bites. This comprehensive reference work on these economically significant ants includes the scientific, English, French, Spanish, and German names for each species and a summary of invasive ant species in the United States and Europe.
Discover the secrets of how to get rid of stink bugs and how to prevent, control and get rid of them in the house as well as outdoors. They release an unpleasant smell, infest homes and gardens from spring through fall, and feed on plants. They are attracted to light. They are invading Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and Wisconsin. They will continue to spread. But you can stop them if you follow these special tips.
In 2010, Bill Campbell relocated from New York to Pennsylvania and, within weeks, was greeted with a ferocious stink bug infestation in his new home. Not knowing what to do, he began to research the stink bug thoroughly and set about testing dozens of methods to get rid of them. This guide is the result of that work. In it, he tells the reader exactly how to get rid of existing stink bugs in the home, how to prevent them from returning, and even how to reduce the number of stink bugs on one's property. His strong preference is to use methods that are 100% natural and that are safe for pets and children. Insecticides are viewed only as a final, drastic alternative.
Are bugs and rodents becoming a problem in your house and garden? Wouldn’t it be great if you could get rid of those pesky critters without using dangerous pesticides? Well, now you can. Bug Busters provides dozens of environmentally safe, easy methods for keeping your home free of pests.
If you're looking for how to get rid of fleas and keeping them from coming back... if you've heard conflicting advice about the best way to treat your flea-infested pet... or you're just curious about what fleas are and why they find our pets so attractive...then this book was written just for you. Some flea treatments work EXTREMELY well to getting fleas to find another home...and others don't work as well. The key is in knowing what to look for... What specific things could tip you off that a treatment works... and what you should look out for that would tell you it's a total scam. And you don't need to know a lot of stuff. You don't have to be a "flea expert" or a veterinarian.
They may look small and seem harmless – but fleas are a BIG problem. In fact, they are one of the most common, most frustrating problems pet owners face. If you own a dog or cat, it is almost certain at one time or another that you will have to deal with fleas. There are many commercial products available to prevent, control, and kill fleas, but the majority of these products contain unsafe, harmful ingredients. Often these ingredients are toxic to the very animals they are supposed to protect – and can even do harm to you and your family. As a result, you may wish to minimize the use of such products and instead use natural methods and substances to control and eliminate fleas. This authoritative, carefully researched eBook includes detailed information about how to fight fleas outside and inside the home, and how to prevent and control fleas on dogs and cats, using natural, safe and effective methods.
This little booklet tells you how to remove and prevent fleas in a safe, natural, easy way. * Discover a natural method that actually works * Get rid of and prevent fleas with clear, simple steps * Avoid natural flea products that are actually toxic to cats and hazardous to eyes and lungs * Save the $100 per year you would have spent on chemical products * Do it all without fighting with your cat over things like flea dips Topics include: The secret to getting rid of fleas naturally, Easy year-round flea prevention plan, Flea control checklist, Problem solving, Natural flea control methods to avoid, The trouble with chemical products, Resource list. (Booklet: 46 pages). Note: This booklet was designed for cats because they have special needs, but it works for your dog too!
This creepy crawly title is a chilling read for the squeamish, though it attempts to use a sensitive, second-person voice. It opens with a large print table of contents that poses eleven questions about identifying and treating infested heads. Colorful text blocks provide additional information, and content-specific vocabulary terms appear in bold throughout the book. On every page, color photos of diverse people show the feature concepts. Detailed information about the life cycle of a louse aids readers' understanding of the remedies required for cure.
Bed bugs are a problem that no one wants to encounter in their home or when travelling, but the problem continues to spread while no one wants to talk about it. At last the consumer has an easy to understand guide to the prevention and control of bed bugs. This new guide helps anyone to understand why bed bugs are spreading, what you can do to prevent them and how to treat the problem. All this in a simple and easy to understand guide. Bed Bug Beware will guide you through the facts of bed bugs from inspecting your own home and hotel room to how to seek professional help if needed.
With millions around the world infected-and millions more at risk-Lyme and other tick-related disorders are today's fastest-growing infectious diseases. And while there has been much progress in combating these illnesses, we are a long way from eliminating them. Early treatment is crucial-and there's no better way to get informed and be prepared to deal with these diseases than to read this book.
Solve most common pest problems with a minimum amount of harmful chemicals. The secret of controlling pests without insecticides is outsmarting them. This book takes on the challenge in a humorous, practical, and environmentally sensitive way using Integrated Pest Management principles and a healthy dose of common sense.
Every year Americans use a staggering five hundred million pounds of toxic pesticides in and around their homes, schools, parks, and roads creating 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.
Anyone who has had mice invade his or her home knows that nothing is as unnerving as hearing them scurrying behind walls in the middle of the night or finding droppings on the kitchen counter in the mourning. But discovering mice in your home is the easy part. It's trying to get rid of them that can throw any sane person into utter madness. Thankfully, Outwitting Mice provides step-by-step solutions. From mice in the pantry to rats on the rafters, Bill Adler provides dependable, practical advice and innovative methods to help you solve your rodent problem for good. You'll learn how to: identify rodent damage on your property; build a better mousetrap; buy commercial deterrents that really work; protect yourself and your family from rodent-borne diseases; protect gardens from woodchucks and gophers; eliminate rodents and assure that they never come back; find effective, humane solutions and more. (51/2 X 81/4, 160 pages, illustrations)
After 28 years in the urban and industrial pest management industries, well-known industry consultant Bobby Corrigan now
shares his extensive knowledge of commensal rodents in this newly released hardcover book. Rodent Control provides a comprehensive look at
commensal rodent biology and behavior and multiple approaches for their control.
Special features: Fully dedicated to structural rodent control, Written especially for PCOs by a former PCO. Hundreds of color photos and illustrations of rarely captured rodent behavior, 350+ pages of in-depth information on commensal rodent biology and behavior, The most comprehensive book ever written on the subject for PCOs.
This book is a complete guide to termite control. The author put everything he knows about termites and how to get
rid of them into simple, understandable language so you can easily learn all there is to know about termite control.
If you have termite problems or want to learn more about termite control, but didn't know where to start, then I encourage you to learn from the author's experience and get started on the right footing. This book contains everything you need to know to help you keep your house safe from termites!
A consumer-oriented and compact handbook written in plain English for a general audience with an interest in protecting their home against termites (and other timber pests such as borers). The revision brings the book right up to date, discussing new termite detection techniques, as well as treatment options for termite infestations.
Everything you need to know to pass a state license exam on your first try! If you need to pass an exam to get your pest control license, then this is the book for you! In it you'll learn: About the types of chemicals, formulations and how to read product labels. How to apply the various products and what equipment to use. Safety equipment and how to protect yourself, your clients and the environment. General enotomology Valuable information about cockroaches, ants, bees & wasps, stored food pests, fabric pests, silverfish, firebrats & book lice, flies, ectoparisites, spiders, dooryard pests and rodents. Includes color photos! Laws and regulations. Includes excerpts from California's Pest Control Act! Plus, bonus practice exams and answer keys for each section of study! If you're serious about a career in the pest control industry, this book will provide you with everything you'll need to pass your exam on the first try. This is an invaluable referrence guide that you'll always want to carry with you everywhere you go - for your entire career!
The Ant Field Guide is an essential educational resource for pest management professionals. This handbook was written to provide pest management professionals with a handy resource they can access from their service vehicles for practical, up-to-date information on these challenging pests. Topics covered include: Basic Ant Biology, Inspection Tips, Successful Treatment Strategies, Instant Ant Identification, Taxonomic Keys, Full-Color Photo ID Section and Emerging Ant Species.
The "bible of the industry" this is the long-awaited current updated version now available. The 7th edition of the Truman's Scientific Guide to Pest Management Operations is filled with hundreds of pages of detailed analysis of pests, methods of treatment, habits, habitats, characteristics and two new chapters including Bed Bugs/Other Blood-feeding Bugs and Principles of Pest Management/Green Pest Management. Now with more than 80 new photos, drawings and tables to enhance reader understanding of the subject matter. Issued in hardcover only, with no dust jacket, 2010 edition.
Volume 2 in the Pesticide Application Compendium focuses on managing structural, food, and fabric pests, rodents, birds, and weeds. This new edition has been completely updated and now includes review questions and answers to help you as you study for the exam. A new detailed index enhances user-navigation and tables and sidebars are now listed in the table of contents. This is a helpful reference for anyone solving institutional or household pest problems from pest control operators to building managers or homeowners. New information is included for those carrying out school IPM programs including how to select appropriate pesticides for school buildings focusing on herbicides, and safe and effective cockroach and ant baits. DPR test material (QAL and QAC). Structural Pest Control Board (Branch 1, 2, and 3) test material.
In clear, easy-to-grasp language, the author covers many of the topics that you will need to know in order to launch and run a successful business venture.
The PCT Technician's Handbook, 4th Edition, is a valuable pocket-sized resource for pest management professionals. It contains two-page pest profiles and a full-color pest identification guide as well as chapters about Pest Management and Society, Integrated Pest Management, Identificaiton and Control, Equipment, and Safety. Pest profiles are provided for a variety of ants, blood feeders, cockroaches, flies, occasional invaders, pantry and fabric pests, wood-destroying pests, stinging envenomizing pests, and vertebrate pests.
The Service Technician's Field Manual is packed with valuable information providing situation-specific pest control. This 218-page, fully-illustrated manual is perfect for on-the-job reference, in-class technical training, or state- test studies. The Service Technician's Field Manual should be a part of every pest control service technician's technical library and can easily be used to train new personnel.
Like Robinson s previous books in the series, The Service Technician s Field Manual and The Service Technician s Inspection and Identification Manual, his latest offering is a practical guide to the technician s daily activities in this case, the use and maintenance of standard pest control equipment. For technicians just starting their careers in the pest management industry, it provides a foundation of basic equipment knowledge; for experienced technicians, it provides valuable insights about how to properly maintain pesticide application equipment and apply pesticides more efficiently.
Completely updated in a new edition, this book remains ideal for a reader with little or no background in entomology and those who cannot spend the time to take both a general entomology course and an applied course. This combines, in a single volume, general principles of entomology and modern principles of insect pest management, including factual details and specific examples.Features up-to-date coverage on environmentally sound insecticides; the Transgenic plant controversy; Pest management systems; Newly released and recently discontinued products and updated insecticides; Current government regulations and labeling of microbial pesticides, plant pesticides and biochemical pesticides; and Developments in genetic engineering and plant bio technology.
Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring was first published in three serialized excerpts in the New Yorker in June of 1962. The book appeared in September of that year and the outcry that followed its publication forced the banning of DDT and spurred revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water. Carson’s passionate concern for the future of our planet reverberated powerfully throughout the world, and her eloquent book was instrumental in launching the environmental movement. It is without question one of the landmark books of the twentieth century.
The chemical-based conventional agriculture industry claims that the synthesized concoctions they sell as pesticides, herbicides, and insecticides are safe when used as directed, but does the scientific evidence truly support their assertions? Organic agriculturist and lecturer André Leu delves into a wealth of respected scientific journals to present the peer-reviewed evidence that proves the claims of chemical companies and pesticide regulators are not all they seem. Leu translates technical jargon into layman s terms to break down the five most-repeated myths about pesticide safety, refuting them using scientific data. The pesticide industry argues that agriculture, and the global population itself, cannot survive without its products, but Leu warns that we are at risk unless we break free of their toxic hold and turn to more natural methods of pest and weed regulation.
Year in and year out, agricultural pesticides have been the subject of considerable fear-mongering, leaving the typical consumer with the impression that these chemicals taint much of our food supply and are harmful to human health. In fact, just the opposite is closer to the truth. The published scholarly literature has failed to turn up evidence of adverse human health effects from use of modern pesticides in the real world. Furthermore, in light of the current economic perturbations, as well as the progressive severity of worldwide food shortages and the resulting malnutrition and spiking prices of basic food commodities, the claims that these pesticides pose a threat to human health are false, misleading — and dangerously irresponsible. In Pesticides and Health: Myths vs. Realities, environmental toxologist Allan S. Felsot explains the real benefits — both health-related and economical — of an informed use of pesticides.
In today’s world, food security is an important issue. Food shortages push prices up, impacting
upon the health and well-being of hundreds of millions of rural poor across the globe.
One way to increase food security is to decrease the amount of yield lost to pests. The Pesticide Encyclopedia provides a comprehensive overview of the fight against pests, covering chemical pesticides, biocontrol agents and biopesticides. It also covers interrelated topics such as pesticide toxicity, legislation and regulation, handling, storage and safety aspects, IPM techniques, resistance management, interaction of pesticides with soil and the environment
The sixteenth edition of The Pesticide Manual provides the most comprehensive information on active ingredients for the control of crop pests in the world. Completely revised and updated, the latest edition contains 1,436 profiles and over 2,600 products, details of 45 additional synthetic molecules and the first approvals under EU 2011 legislation.