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.
Additional "bad bugs" to be found in the 2nd edition:
The Grasshopper- which causes significant damage to the gardens of North America and can fly for miles.
The Lygus Bug - another significant North American pest, doing great damage to fruits, berries, vegetables and flowers; especially prolific in the South.
The Brown Marmoratted Stink Bug - a recent arrival from Asia that feeds on fruits, vegetables, berries and flowers, and has a nasty habit of invading our homes.
About the Author
Jessica Walliser is co-author of Grow Organic (St. Lynn's Press, 2007).She has a degree in ornamental horticulture and writes "The Good Earth" garden column for the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. She is co-host of "The Organic Gardeners" Sunday morning show on KDKA radio, Pittsburgh (65,000 listeners in a 3-state area). Jessica is a regular contributor to many national and regional gardening publications, and lectures widely at garden clubs and botanic gardens across the country.
"An entomological tour de force. Congratulations, Jessica Walliser, on your solid treatment of the insect denizens of the garden." Dr. Paul Reed Hepperly, Research and Training Manager, The Rodale Institute
"This exciting new field guide – from one of organic gardening's most exciting young pioneers – is practical, timely and innovative, all in one." Paul Tukey, HGTV co-host and publisher of People, Places and Plants magazine; author of The Organic Lawn Care Manual
"Consider this book an important gardening tool. Whatever you do, don't leave it on the shelf!" Jeff Lowenfels, author of Teaming with Microbes: a Gardener's Guide to the Soil Food Web