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Bee Houses for Native Solitary Bees
Build a native bee house to enjoy more blooms and greater harvests! Similar to bird houses, bee...
Noticing tiny, white, fly-like insects on your plants? You may be dealing with a whitefly...
Beneficial Insects in the Garden
Some bugs are good for the garden! Here’s a list of some of the best beneficial insects to have in...
Squash Vine Borer
Are your squash plants suddenly struggling? It could be the work of a squash vine borer. Here are...
Here are tips on how to identify and get rid of earwigs, also known as “pincher bugs,” in the ...
Slugs and Snails
Seeing slug and snail damage in your garden? Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid...
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of cucumber beetles in the garden. What Are...
How to Attract Ladybugs to Your Garden to Eat Pests!
Most home vegetable gardeners are looking for ways to control pests without using chemical...
Fireflies: Why Do Fireflies Glow?
Fireflies—also known a lightning bugs—have been captivating humans for centuries with their...
Got iridescent green beetles feasting on your roses? Those would be Japanese beetles! Here are tips...
How to Fix 10 Common Lawn Problems
What is wrong with my lawn? Why is my grass dying in patches? Why is my lawn turning brown in spots...
Having trouble with flea beetles in your garden? Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get...
What are those little green bugs on your plants? They’re probably aphids! Here are our best tips on...
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...
Often considered only a minor houseplant pest, fungus gnats can quickly become a major issue if an...
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 Attract Butterflies
Butterflies and flowers were made for each other, and there are certain flowers that butterflies...
Cutworms can be a major annoyance in the garden, particularly for young seedlings or transplants....
Half-eaten pages in your books? Chewed-through boxes in your pantry? These are signs of a...
Beetlemania: Beetles in the Garden
When gardeners aren’t talking about the weather they are talking about bugs. This year in my garden...
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...
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 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....