Good garden bugs Everything you need to know about beneficial predatory insects

Mary M. Gardiner

Book - 2015

Aphids, ants, grubs, and earwigs are not only creepy-crawlies but they can wreak havoc on your garden and new plants. But fear not! You don't need dangerous chemicals in fertilizers and pesticides to enjoy a lively, healthy garden. The secret? More lady beetles, fewer aphids! Wildlife in your garden--especially insects--can be natural pesticide alternatives, they can pollenate plants, they can contribute important nutrients to the soil, and sometimes they're simply beautiful to look at.... This book will discuss how to attract them, how to preserve the natural habitats they need, and how to work with them to grow and enjoy your garden.

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Subjects
Published
Beverly, Massachusetts : Quarry Books 2015.
Language
English
Physical Description
176 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 166-169) and index.
ISBN
9781592539093
1592539092
Main Author
Mary M. Gardiner (author)
  • The basics : natural enemy lifecycles and eating habits
  • Biological control in home gardens
  • Monitoring and collecting good garden bugs
  • Mantids (Mantodea)
  • True bug predators (Hemiptera)
  • Lacewings and other net-winged predators (Neuroptera)
  • Beetles (Coleoptera)
  • Predator and parasitoid flies (Diptera)
  • Wasps and ants (Hymenoptera)
  • Spiders (Araneae)
  • Other arachnids (Arachnida)
  • Centipedes (Chilopoda).
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Provides information on using "good" insects as natural pesticide alternatives, including how to identify the beneficial bugs, how to enhance their garden habitat, and how to use them to grow garden plants.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Your guide to the beneficial insects in your garden!Good Garden Bugs is an easy-to-follow reference to beneficial insects that provide pest control, allowing your garden to grow full and bountiful.Aphids, caterpillars, grubs, and slugs are not only creepy-crawlies, they can wreak havoc on your garden and plants. But fear not!You don't need dangerous chemicals to enjoy a lively, healthy garden. The secret? More lady beetles, fewer aphids! Wildlife in your garden--especially insects--can be natural pesticide alternatives.From mantids to beetles to wasps, spiders, and everything in between, entomologist Mary Gardiner tells you how to identify these beneficial bugs, how to enhance your home landscape as a habitat, and how to work with them to grow and enjoy your garden.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Your guide to the beneficial insects in your garden!Good Garden Bugs is an easy-to-follow reference to beneficial insects that provide pest control, allowing your garden to grow full and bountiful.Aphids, caterpillars, grubs, and slugs are not only creepy-crawlies, they can wreak havoc on your garden and plants. But fear not!You don't need dangerous chemicals to enjoy a lively, healthy garden. The secret? More lady beetles, fewer aphids! Wildlife in your garden--especially insects--can be natural pesticide alternatives.From mantids to beetles to wasps, spiders, and everything in between, entomologist Mary Gardiner tells you how to identify these beneficial bugs, how to enhance your home landscape as a habitat, and how to work with them to grow and enjoy your garden.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

Good Garden Bugs is an easy to follow reference to natural, non-harmful ways for your gardens to grow full and bountiful.