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House Guests, House Pests

Richard Jones
Item #: D73410
Format: Book
Pages/Publication Date: 288 / 2015
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We may live in snug, well-furnished houses, seemingly removed from the wilderness we've left behind, but our homes, our food, our belongings—indeed, our very existence—are under constant attack from a host of invaders eager to take advantage. From bats in the belfry to beetles in the cellar, moths in the wardrobe to bedbugs in the mattress, this is a 21st-century version of the classic mediaeval bestiary. The author of Little Book of Nits, entomologist Richard Jones here addresses such questions as where did these animals come from, can we live with them, can we get rid of them—and should we?

"In this intriguing and highly entertaining cross between natural history and archaeology, Jones pieces together the rise of the home and the consequent rise of the home invaders."—Booklist (starred review)

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