The 2008 edition of the Home, Yard, & Garden Pest Guide has just become available. This handbook is written for the homeowner—to assist in the management of weeds, diseases, and insect pests associated with lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers, vegetables, and fruit, as well as insect pests indoors. There is also a chapter on IPM and pesticide safety. Nonchemical as well as chemical control options are provided, with the pesticide recommendations being for the over-the-counter products sold in garden centers, home centers, and hardware stores.
This is the companion handbook to the Illinois Commercial Landscape & Turfgrass Pest Management Handbook, which is written for professional landscapers and other horticulturists. Many garden-center operators, as well as professional horticulturists, recommend the Home, Yard, and Garden Pest Guide to their clients so that they can control pests that do not require professional management. Many carry a copy in their truck to help answer the inevitable questions from clients about pests.
The Home, Yard, & Garden Pest Guide is revised every 4 years. It is available for $24.95 plus shipping and handling at http://pubsplus.uiuc.edu/C1391.html. It will become available soon at local University of Illinois Extension offices.