Garden Pests of Britain and Europe
Paperback, 304 pages, 200 colour photographs.
With their extraordinary diversity, adaptability and abundance, insects and other invertebrates are the gardener's greatest foe. Garden Pests of Britain and Ireland provides a reader-friendly introduction to the identification of 200 of the commonest insect pests of the backyard, along with other invertebrates such as slugs, snails and millipedes. Introductory sections provide a brief discussion of insect biology, beneficial species, and an overview of environmentally friendly control methods, such as crop rotation and biological control. Each species account gives detailed photographically-based identification tips for adults and larvae, an introduction to the biology of the species, and advice on how to deal with it.
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