THE COCKROACH COMBAT MANUAL by Austin M. & Arthur P. Schwartz Frishman

THE COCKROACH COMBAT MANUAL

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Frishman & Schwartz frighten us with hints of cockroach-carried plagues, impress us with figures on their tenacity and reproductive rate, help us to identify the common species, then advise us on controlling infestations (""Finally, have your premises treated regularly""), preparing for the exterminator (essentially, emptying cupboards), or administering the pesticide ourselves. (""In the long run [you will] probably have to hire a professional."") The authors declare the synthetic organic pesticides safe for people, play up the disadvantages of those containing boric acid, and write as if cheap, straight boric acid did not exist. They end with a world-wide listing of professional pest control associations--who should be distributing this for free.

Pub Date: June 26th, 1980
Publisher: Morrow