Problems in the garden may start with a nibble on a leaf, or a bite out of your prized tomatoes. Before long you wonder what kind of pest is in your garden and how you should handle it. Learn more about mindful pest management from the author of “Humane Critter Control: The Guide to Natural, Nontoxic Pest Solutions to Protect Your Yard and Garden.”
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