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Guide to Humane Critter Control:

Natural, Nontoxic Pet Solutions to Protect Your Yard and Garden


Spring officially arrived the other day and even though there is still snow on the ground where I live, the stores are starting to bring in pallets of gardening supplies.  I love that.  It instills my faith in Mother Nature that before long, we'll be busy spending hours and hours choosing our seeds, plants, pots and moss. The smell of fresh earth is still one of my favorite smells.

Lots of books are passed along the desk of The Pet Blog Lady and this recent publication caught my gardening goddess eye.  (Okay - heavy on the gardening, light on the goddess)  Written by Theresa Rooney and illustrated by Bill Kersey, this is an excellent guide for creating a healthy and happy garden while humanely treating those "visitors" that may have other plans.  This is from the publication press release: 


"Keep critters and pests out of your yard and garden with heart! The Guide to Humane Critter Control keeps unwanted guests away safely and organically.

It takes a lot of work and a fair amount of money to grow a garden, and a top fear of every gardener is having their investment wiped out by deer, rabbits, and insect invaders. The Guide to Humane Critter Control is filled with clever ways to be proactive and stop pests from feasting on the bounty you've been working on all season.

The Guide to Humane Critter Control shows many ways to incorporate protective barriers without ruining your sight lines, outsmart the invaders using insect behavior, use scent to your advantage, and more. With methods and products that are not only kind to wildlife and insects but also healthier for children and pets, this is the blueprint for creating a safe backyard for play, beauty, and healthy fresh-grown foods".


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(Illustrations: Copyright Bill Kersey)

The book has seven chapters.  Overall the book is very well written, easy to follow along and delightfully illustrated. 

  • Identifying pets
  • A Healthy Garden Repels Pests
  • Selecting Effective Products and Methods for Pest Control
  • Attracting Beneficial Insects and Animals
  • Organic Insect Control
  • Organic and Humane Animal Control
  • Organic and Humane Control for Pets and Human Pests 


 (Illustrations: Copyright Bill Kersey)

Theresa Rooney is a self-taught, life-long gardener. She is a Master Gardener and has turned her small urban yard into a Certified National Wildlife Habitat and home to an increasing number of welcome and unwelcome critters. She has written articles for Minnesota Gardener Magazine and teaches gardening classes.


How would you like to have your own copy of The Guide to Humane Critter Control Time for yet another giveaway!  This is open to residents of the USA, with a random draw done on Monday, April 9th.  Good luck!


  7-0 (Illustrations: Copyright Bill Kersey)