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Pest Control

With the growing evidence that chemical pesticides are harmful to human health, many gardeners are looking for safe, effective solutions for pest control. Most problem pests can be controlled naturally, eliminating the need for toxic pesticides or harmful chemicals. Here we provide the information – and experience – you need to maintain a beautiful, chemical-free yard and garden that’s healthy for you, your family and the environment.

Beneficial Insects 101

Pest Control

Not all insects are pests. In fact, there are a great many good bugs for your garden. Learn about them here.

Garden Pests

Pest Problem Solver

Here's several garden invaders that you may encounter. Click on each picture for a description and how to get rid of them.

Plant Diseases

Pest Problem Solver

This page will help identify some of the more common plant diseases and provides remedies for treating them.

Household Pests

Pest Problem Solver

Many homeowners today are growing leery of the harmful effects of chemical sprays and are turning to safer, least-toxic solutions.

Organic Pest Control for Home & Garden

Video Channel

Seeing bugs devouring the plants we’ve tended carefully for months uncorks our impulse to annihilate the vermin.

Indoor Plant Pests

Pest Problem Solver

Learn how to get rid of many indoor plant problems here. We offer pictures, descriptions and proven, organic techniques.

Beneficial Insects

Good Bugs in Your Garden

Beneficial Insects

Attracting or importing "the good bugs" into your yard or garden is a great way to reduce the number of insect pests.

Beneficial Insects for Pest Control

Beneficial Insects

How to properly use beneficial insects to control garden pests.

EPA Says Neonicotinoids Harm Bees

Beneficial Insects

Pesticide manufacturer Bayer attacks study, then backs down.

Bugs & Thugs

Neem Benefits

Bugs & Thugs

How to use neem oil and its extracts to stop most insect pests organically.

Causes of Plant Stress

Bugs & Thugs

How lack of water, poor soil and other plant stresses make your garden vulnerable to pests and disease.

Gardening Reality Check

Bugs & Thugs

No one ever said that gardening would be a bed of roses.

Pesticides

Local Governments Seek To Ban Pesticides, Herbicides

Community

Cities, counties and states take on dangerous pesticides. Why doesn't Congress take a hint?

EPA Says Neonicotinoids Harm Bees

Beneficial Insects

Pesticide manufacturer Bayer attacks study, then backs down.

Tide Turning Against Harmful Chemicals

Community

Pesticides singled out as dangerous, especially to mothers and children.

Weeds

Dandelion Control

Healthy Lawns

Yes, it is possible to get rid of dandelions without using toxic sprays. Here's how.

Roundup Linked To Cancer, Monsanto Throws Hissy-Fit

Environment

World Health Organization review of pesticide used on GMOs attacked.

World Health Organization Links Roundup and Cancer

Environment

New glyphosate review finds it a probable cause of lymphoma, chromosome damage.