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Fireflies: Why Do Fireflies Glow?
Fireflies—also known a lightning bugs—have been captivating humans for centuries with their...
Beetlemania: Beetles in the Garden
When gardeners aren’t talking about the weather they are talking about bugs. This year in my garden...
Here are tips on how to identify and get rid of earwigs, also known as pincher bugs or dermaptera,...
Squash Vine Borer
Are your squash plants suddenly struggling? It could be the work of a squash vine borer. Here are...
Big, fat, and green! Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of tomato hornworms in...
What are those bugs on your squash? Squash bugs, probably. Here are tips on how to identify,...
Japanese Beetles: Best and Worst Plants
Although Japanese beetles are known to feed on more than 300 types of plants, some are more...
Native Bees: The Best Pollinators for Your Garden
The super-pollinators of the garden are … native bees! While honey bees have their place, it’s our...
Plants That Repel Mosquitoes and Other Insects
Which plants repel mosquitoes and other insects in the backyard and garden? Here’s a list of the...
What are those little green bugs on your plants? They’re probably aphids! Here are our best tips on...
What are those iridescent green garden beetles eating your plants? Here are tips on how to identify...
Cutworms can be a major annoyance in the garden, particularly for young seedlings or transplants....
Plants that Attract Butterflies
Butterflies and flowers were made for each other, and there are certain flowers that butterflies...
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of flea beetles. What are Flea Beetles? What...
6 Common Lawn Problems and Solutions
Do you have lawn problems that need a solution? Walt Whitman called weeds “plants whose virtues...
Bee Houses for Native Solitary Bees
What’s the secret to enjoying more blooms and greater harvests? Pollination! To increase the...
Half-eaten pages in your books? Chewed-through boxes in your pantry? These are signs of a...
Beneficial Insects in the Garden
Here’s a short list of great beneficial insects with pictures—and with tips on attracting these...
Often considered only a minor houseplant pest, fungus gnats can quickly become a major issue if an...
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of slugs in the garden. What Are Slugs?...
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of cucumber beetles in the garden. What are...
Have you seen thrips damage on your plants? Here are tips for identifying and getting rid of thrips...
Aphids Pest Control Tips & How to Protect Your Plants
Here are five ways to banish bothersome aphids—without resorting to pesticides for pest control!...
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of whiteflies. What are Whiteflies? What are...
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of cabbage worms. What are Cabbage Worms? ...
Mexican Bean Beetles
Here are tips on how to identify and get rid of Mexican bean beetles. What Are Mexican Bean Beetles...
Cabbage Root Maggots
Here are tips on how to identify and get rid of cabbage root maggots. What Are Cabbage Root Maggots...
The Cicadas Are Coming! The Cicadas Are Coming!
Cicadas do not have red coats like the colonial British soldiers had, but many sport red eyes and...
Cinderella in Silk
Midnight. A whomp against the window: a glimpse of wings. Big wings. Birds leave feather-traces...
Getting Antsy: Ants in the Garden
Ants are among the most successful of insects, outnumbering all other individual animals combined....