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Chapter 2: Natural Pest Controls

Chapter 2: Natural Pest Controls

Agrios, G.N. 1988. Plant Pathology. San Diego: Academic Press. 803 pp.
This comprehensive text on plant diseases provides in-depth background on how pathogens attack plants. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to maximize the use of non-chemical controls for plant diseases.

Flint, M.L., S.H. Dreistadt, and J.K. Clark. 1998. Natural Enemies Handbook: The Illustrated Guide to Biological Pest Control. Richmond, CA.: University of California ANR Communication Services. Publication #3386. 154 pp.

Huffaker, C.B., and P.S. Messenger. 1976. Theory and Practice of Biological Control. New York: Academic Press. 788 pp.
As well as reviewing the history and application of biological controls, this book contains an excellent discussion of biological control theory, especially the balance-of-nature concept.

McNeill, W.H. 1976. Plagues and Peoples. Garden City, N.Y.: Anchor Press/Doubleday. 369 pp.
A marvelous history of the world that describes the impact on humans of infectious diseases and pests, such as rats and lice.

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  1. CharlesSipes 12/15/2018

    Natural pest control comes with a lot of advantages like it helps you get rid of unwanted pests without the use of any harmful chemicals, while selecting any natural pest control company you should be open about your preferences and expectations. Choosing the natural pest control can also help the environment. I have also seen some Exterminator Cheshire CT that makes use of IPM(Integrated Pest Management) techniques that provide you fast and effective results that too without the use of any harmful chemicals.

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