In this book and supporting video, I begin a series on destructive insects that attack and destroy many crops. In order to have an effective organic garden, it's important to get a good handle on those insects we normally call pests. These insects get out of control when nature is out of balance. Nature, on its own, keeps everything in a perfect balance, but, due to the extensive use of chemicals while growing our food (along with our mono culture), we have created a great imbalance.
This imbalance manifests itself in an overabundance of any one particular destructive insect.
Chemicals mostly impact the good guys. See my book, First Things first: The Good Guys (link: first-things-first-good-guys), for further reading. These good insects quickly get wiped out with chemicals. Thus, the destructive species, with no predators, reproduce at a rapid rate.
Therefore, it's important to become knowledgeable about these destructive insects, what they look like at different stages of development and how to control them to bring balance back into the garden.
I cover the first set of seven destructive insects and describe how best to control them using organic means.