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Pests & Diseases Articles
Oh, dear! Do you have problems with deer eating your garden plants? See our list of deer-resistant...
Ants on Peonies
The peonies in my backyard always have ants crawling on the flower buds. Many people think ants are...
Voles drive gardeners and home owners crazy! You’ll know voles by the snakelike tunnels all over...
How to Get Rid of Rodent Pests in the Home
I’ve lived in a well-built old house sheathed with cedar shingles for decades, throughout which I’...
Why Is My Squash Not Fruiting?
“What’s wrong with my squash?” and “Why isn’t my squash fruiting?” are two common squash questions...
Half-eaten pages in your books? Chewed-through boxes in your pantry? These are signs of a...
Here are tips on how to identify and get rid of squirrels, as they can cause many problems in your...
How to Get Rid of Pantry Moths and Worms
You open a bag of whole wheat flour, a box of cereal, or a bag of dog food only to find little...
Insects Invading Your Home?
It’s that time of year again! As temperatures cool, various flies, bugs, and beetles slip into your...
Often considered only a minor houseplant pest, fungus gnats can quickly become a major issue if an...
Wondering about that white fungus on your plants? The fungal disease powdery mildew affects a wide...
What is Diatomaceous Earth?
Gardeners are often given the advice to sprinkle diatomaceous earth (DE) around plants to deter...
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of slugs in the garden. What Are Slugs?...
Staying Ahead of Garden Pests
Normally I don’t go looking for trouble, but it is the best way to head off potential problems in...
Big, fat, and green! Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of tomato hornworms in...
Japanese Beetles: Best and Worst Plants
Although Japanese beetles have a wide range of favorite foods, some plants are more appealing to...
What are those green garden beetles? Here are tips on how to identify and get rid of Japanese...
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...
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of cucumber beetles in the garden. What are...
How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies
A fruit fly infestation can be a truly annoying experience. Here’s how to get rid of fruit flies,...
Protect Your Garden from Cabbage Worms
Cabbage worms can be devastating to an otherwise-healthy garden. Here are a few things you might...
What are those little green bugs on your plants? They’re probably aphids! Here are our best tips on...
How to Get Rid of Head Lice
Ever dealt with head lice? It’s not an unusual problem in schools. I remember when my daughter was...
Houseplant Care Guide
Houseplants can add color, beauty, and character to your living space! Here are a few key tips for...
When Pests Invade the Home
Every rural, suburban, or urban household runs into various problems with pests or—to use the...
What are those bugs on your squash? Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of...
Have you seen thrips damage on your plants? Here are tips for identifying and getting rid of thrips...
Hey—What’s that smell? If you think you’ve got a skunk hanging around your yard, it’s time to act!...
Tomato Diseases and Disorders
I say “tomayto” and you say “tomahto” but however you say it, tomato time is here! Along with the...
Troubleshooting Tomato Problems
In this short video, we help you troubleshoot some of the most common tomato diseases, pests, and...
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and prevent blossom-end rot on your tomatoes and other...
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 cutworms in the garden. What are Cutworms...
Learn how to get rid of rabbits and keep them out of your garden with these tips. Why Would You...
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of whiteflies. What are Whiteflies? What are...
Pest-Resistant Plants and Flowers
Do you have trouble with deer and rabbits in your garden? Here’s a list of pest-resistant plants...
Learn how to identify raccoons and how to get rid of raccoons in your garden with these helpful ...
Here are tips on how to identify and get rid of earwigs, also known as pincher bugs or dermaptera,...
Do you have trouble with these burrowing pests? Here are tips for identifying and getting rid of...
How to Keep Birds Away From Your Garden
Birds are a welcome addition to the garden, but if the crows are devouring your corn and the jays...
Here are tips for identifying deer damage and keeping deer out of your garden. While deer may...
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of cabbage worms. What are Cabbage Worms? ...
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