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Garden Pest Control


How to Get Rid of Powdery Mildew Safely and Naturally

A fungus called powdery mildew often preys upon cool, damp gardens in the fall. If this is happening to your garden, you can safely and naturally control the spread. Six homemade sprays can be used as natural remedies to treat powdery mildew.


How to Get Rid of Tomato Hornworms Safely and Naturally

There are safe and organic ways to eliminate this pest from your garden. Here are five natural ways to keep the tomato hornworm from destroying your tomato plants.


4 Ways to Control Corn Earworms in Your Garden Naturally

Corn earworms can ruin an entire crop of delicious sweet corn. Learn four ways to get rid of them without using any harsh chemicals.


Natural Ways to Control Mosquitoes in Your Garden

There are many ways to repel and remove mosquitos naturally and organically without having to resort to harmful commercial chemicals.


5 Ways to Control Cutworms in Your Garden Safely and Naturally

Cutworms can quickly ruin a garden. Here are 5 ways to kill cutworms without harming plants, animals, humans, or the environment.


10 Plants to Naturally Repel Mosquitoes From Your Garden

These ten plants can help keep mosquitoes out of your garden to protect you, your family, and your pets from these blood-sucking insects.


Natural and Humane Ways to Repel Raccoons From Your Garden

Though trash pandas may look cute and cuddly, they cause massive amounts of destruction in the garden. Here are some tips to keep raccoons away from your garden or yard.


How to Protect Milkweed Plants From Aphids, Naturally

Are aphids infesting your milkweed plants? Follow these tips to naturally get rid of aphids and prevent them from coming back, while keeping the monarch butterflies that visit your plants safe!


How to Get Rid of Earwigs Safely and Naturally

Getting rid of your earwig problem could be as simple as setting out some corrugated cardboard and making a DIY garlic-oil spray.


30 Deer-Resistant Flowers, Shrubs, and Trees for Your Garden

From daffodils and lavender to ginkgo biloba, there are many plants that can help you create a deer-resistant landscape. Learn which plants prevent or repel deer from garden beds.


How to Get Rid of Cabbage Worms Safely and Naturally

Cabbage loopers can ruin your crops in a hurry. Luckily, there are several cheap and easy ways to get rid of them.


How to Get Rid of Aphids Safely and Naturally

From garlicky sprays to chrysanthemum-derived pesticides, these natural solutions will help get rid of the aphids in your garden (and a few other pests too!).


Organic Garden Pest Control: 4 Ways to Get Rid of Roly-Polies

Getting rid of pests in a garden can be difficult. Learn four organic ways to remove pillbugs (roly-polies) and sowbugs from your garden.


Leaf Galls: Ugly Bumps and Spikes on Tree Leaves

Leaves disfigured by wart-like bumps and spikes are usually caused by mites and are generally harmless to the infested tree.


Pet-Friendly Organic Ways to Deal With Lily Beetles

The red lily beetle is a destructive pest that can ruin your lily plants. Here are some organic options to try to rid your garden of the lily beetle and keep your pet and friendly insects safe!


How to Get Rid of Bean Leaf Beetles

Bean leaf beetles can quickly destroy your bean patch. Try these organic methods to get rid of them.


How to Get Rid of Lily Leaf Beetles (Scarlet Lily Beetle)

Lily leaf beetles can quickly destroy your prized lilies and other plants. Fortunately, you can get rid of them safely and organically.


The Flea Beetle: An Enemy to Many of Your Vegetables

Vegetables that we grow in our gardens certainly have no shortage of insect pests. This article will discuss one in particular: the flea beetle, which can affect many different vegetables by chewing tiny holes in the leaves. Their larvae can also attack the plant's roots, which weaken the plant.


How to Protect Your Garden From Being Destroyed by Cats

Cats are wonderful pets but can be destructive to a garden. To a cat, a garden is one big litter box. They dig up plants, use the bathroom, and sleep on garden beds. This article lists different ways to protect your garden from cats.


4 Easy Organic Ways to Control Pests in Your Garden

From aphids to slugs, pests are a common hurdle for every gardener. Avoid pesticides use this year by employing these organic garden pest control methods.


How to Rid Your Yard of Five of the Worst Garden Pests

Some insects are beneficial to your garden, but there are many that aren't. Rid your garden of aphids, cutworms, Japanese beetles, slugs, and snails.


How to Get Rid Mexican Bean Beetles

Mexican bean beetles defoliate the legumes in your garden. Here are some organic ways to keep them from destroying your plants.


What's Eating Your Garden? How to Identify Common Leaf-Eating Pests

This quick and easy guide to garden pests will help you identify the insects eating your leaves.


7 Ways to Get Rid of Aphids on Vegetable Plants

This article provides several aphid treatments, including organic methods, as well as which pesticide works best to kill aphids. Helpful videos included.


Tips For Designing a Tick-Free Environment For Your Yard

Tick bites can cause diseases in humans and pets. Design a tick-free environment by cleaning, spraying, and planting to keep ticks out of your yard.


How to Get Rid Asparagus Beetles

Asparagus beetles can destroy your asparagus patch in a single season. Using a combination of beneficial insects, neem oil and good gardening techniques, you can limit the ravages of these pests.


How to Recognize, Manage, and Eradicate Cabbage Worms From Your Garden

If you find that kale and other cruciferous vegetables in your garden look like something has been munching on them, then we can most likely tell you why! Here we will talk about cabbage worms—one of the most common garden pests—and how to control and get rid of them!


How to Get Rid of Spittlebugs

Spittlebugs are usually just a minor nuisance in your garden. If you have a large infestation, the insects are not difficult to get rid of and you can even prevent them from re-infesting your yard.


What Are Leaf-Footed Bugs and Are They Harmful?

Leaf-footed bugs aren't harmful to you, but they can still damage your fruit or make it easier for other pests to do so. Learn about what they are, how to identify them, and how to get rid of them.


4 Ways to Control Earwig Damage in Your Vegetable Garden

Earwigs can be beneficial predators in your garden, but what happens when they start eating your newly sprouted vegetables and flowers? Use these tips to keep earwig damage under control.


Common Pests and Problems of Perennial Plants

As the name might suggest, annuals have only one growing cycle. But perennials will grow for a season, die down during the colder months, and grow again in the spring. Properly identifying issues will not only keep your garden beautiful, but it will limit problems of pests and disease.


Plant-Eating Animals: Keeping Cats and Dogs Out of the Garden

Are your pets or neighborhood strays roaming in your precious garden? Here are some safe methods to keep cats and dogs out of your garden.


Garden Pests: How to Control Armyworm Infestation and Damage

Have you noticed plants looking dull, eaten, or even worse, dead? Find out if you have an armyworm invasion and how to treat it.


Stink Bug Population Increasing in the United States

You won't want to bother stink bugs in any way because you'll regret it. The resulting smell can be less than pleasant. This article shows how to identify the stinkers, how to keep them away, and how to get rid of them should you need to.


Top 5 Most Common Garden Pests in Vegetable Garden Beds

Check out the five most common garden pests, including aphids and mealybugs, and learn how to prevent them.


How to Get Rid of Cutworms

An infestation of cutworms can destroy a garden very quickly. You can get rid of them by tilling, putting up barriers, handpicking or inviting their predators into your garden.


How to Get Rid of Scale

Scale insects are tiny but dangerous. They can literally suck the life out of your plants.


How to Get Rid of Spider Mites

Spider mites are tiny terrors. They reproduce quickly and suck the life out of your plants. Fortunately, getting rid of them is not difficult.


How to Stop Cats From Coming Into Your Garden

Keeping neighbourhood cats out of your garden can seem like a full-time job. Here are some top tips to keep them away in a humane fashion.


How to Get Rid of Crows in Your Yard or Garden

After my backyard was invaded by hundreds of crows, I put a variety of crow scares to the test to find the best ways to humanely get rid of them.


How to Keep Birds off of Tomato Plants

Learn how to keep birds off tomato plants naturally, without harming the birds.


How to Keep Birds Off of Patio Furniture

Birds are intriguingly beautiful creatures, but they can be a pest, nightmare, and health hazard. Learn how to keep birds off of patio furniture using cost-effective, eco-friendly, and humane ways.


How to Keep Raccoons out of Your Garden

Raccoons are cute until they raid your garbage, dig up your precious plants, and eat your garden. Learn how to recognize and prevent a raccoon invasion, including trapping and repelling methods.


How to Get Rid of Japanese Beetles

Japanese beetles are highly destructive. They have no natural enemies here in the US but they can be controlled using methods that are effective and environmentally friendly.


How to Get Rid of Squash Vine Borers

Squash Vine Borers are destructive but can be easily controlled using some simple techniques.


How to Get Rid of Garter Snakes Without Killing Them: 7 Tried-and-True Ways

Do you have annoying garter snakes in your backyard, but you don't have the heart to whack them a few times with a machete? Here are some ways that you can get rid of garter snakes peacefully.


How to Get Rid of Mealybugs

Mealybugs are a common pest both indoors and outdoors. Fortunately, they are easy to eliminate.


DIY Organic Pesticides for Natural Gardening

Recipes for all-natural and environmentally friendly insecticides. Get rid of ants, aphids, bees, wasps, midges, and more with these easy-to-make (and completely organic) pesticides.


How to Keep Animals Out of Your Vegetable Garden

I offer five solutions for keeping animals from eating the plants in your vegetable garden.


13 Common Pests of Leafy Vegetables: Photos, Prevention, and Control

Leafy vegetables are affected by a number of garden pests. Read on to learn about the most common insect pests of leafy vegetables, their prevention, control, and management. See also their photos.