New book will help gardeners

  • Apr. 7, 2008 2:00 p.m.

Islanders concerned about dealing with pests in the garden have a new weapon in their arsenal. ‘Garden Bugs of British Columbia’ is a 224-page book from Lone Pine Publishing that offers great information on a wide variety of bugs, including good ones and bad ones. In the bad category, the page devoted to slugs is likely to be of special interest to gardeners here. The book offers several control methods, including the tried and true beer trap, as well as various other traps. Lots of information, including the fact that the sowbug is a member of the crustacea family (which includes crab, shrimp and lobster), and that wolf spiders, like all spiders, are extremely beneficial since they are at the top end of the food chain in the insect world and eat a lot of bugs. The book is very well illustrated, logically set up and very attractive. It offers a quick reference guide, a directory of garden bugs and a bug scouting chart which indicates where different species are likely to be found. There’s also a useful glossary. ‘Garden Bugs of British Columbia’ retails for $21.95

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