- "A wonderful book from Gilderoy Lockhart, who really knows his household pests."
Presumably, Gilderoy Lockhart is not the real author, due to the fraudulence of his other writings, although the real author is never identified. Similarly, the methods inscribed within may not have been devised by Lockhart, but instead by someone else.
- "This book, by Gilderoy Lockhart, gives advice about the nature of magical household pests, and on how best to remove them."
Behind the scenes
- Unlike most of Lockhart's other works, it actually provides practical advice, though most if not all of it was likely devised by other wizards or witches, whose memories were later removed via Memory Charms.
- As with certain of Lockhart's other works, the cover image, rather than concerning the subject, instead features a portrait of the author.
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