Attracting Beneficial Bugs to Your Garden: A Natural Approach to Pest Controlby Jessica Walliser, 240 pages, 8x9, softcover. It’s mid-August and the tomatoes are just starting to ripen. You go out in the evening and are dismayed to see vines bitten off and gouges in the flesh of the fruit as though someone had taken a rasp to it. You know who the culprits are but, try as you might, and as large as they are, you can’t see them. Why strain your eyes when parasitic wasps are eager to find a place to raise their children? We all know about the benefits of beneficials. Here in one well-written and researched, handsomely illustrated book is everything you need to know about who the beneficial insects are, whom they target, which plants support them throughout their life cycles and provide camouflage so the blood-thirsty adults can catch their prey unawares. A comprehensive introduction to beneficial insects and a guide to the plants and garden designs that lure them in and support them. -David Shipman NEW!
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