Author: Jessica Walliser


Bio: Jessica Walliser is a horticulturist, author, and devoted bug lover. She's most interested in stuff like slug sex and threatened ladybug species, as well as exotic pests like the Asian citrus psyllid and the bean plataspid. When she isn't writing about bugs and science for Savvy Gardening, she's composing articles for Fine Gardening, Organic Gardening, Hobby Farms, and Urban Farm magazines. Jessica also writes two weekly columns for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review where she has the pleasure of covering a wide range of gardening topics. On the weekends, she hangs out with her husband and young son, speaks to garden groups, and co-hosts The Organic Gardeners, an award-winning program on KDKA Radio in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Jessica has a degree in horticulture from the Pennsylvania State University and is the former owner of a 25-acre organic market farm. She's also the author of four gardening books, including her newest and most mind-altering title, Attracting Beneficial Bugs to Your Garden: A Natural Approach to Pest Control (Timber Press, 2014).

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