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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.

Velvet Ant: What You Need to Know About Cow Killer Ants

Animals

Velvet ants are not actually ants, but rather a species of wasp. They are commonly known as "cow killers" due ...

Common Pests

What are Mosquito Hawks or Crane Flies? Are They Dangerous?

Common Pests

Mosquito hawk is an intriguing creature that often sparks curiosity and misconceptions. Despite its name, this insect does not primarily ...

Assassin Bug: What Are They and How to Get Rid of Them

Common Pests

The assassin bug is a fascinating creature with a name that perfectly describes its predatory nature. They are a diverse ...

Stink Bug Eggs: Everything You Need to Know

Common Pests

If you’ve spotted a stink bug around, you might come across stink bug eggs as well. Stink bugs, known for their ...

Pesticides

Are Roach Bombs Worth Using? What are the Common Problems?

Common Pests

Roach bombs, also known as bug bombs or foggers, are a common method used to deal with roach infestations. These devices, ...

Bed Bug Bombs and Foggers: Do They Work? (Research Backed)

Common Pests

Bed bug infestations can be a nightmare for any homeowner. They are notoriously difficult to eliminate, often requiring professional help. ...

Guano: What Is It + How to Use It in Your Home Gardens

Compost & Soil

Guano, often known as bird or bat droppings, is a potent organic fertilizer that has been used in agriculture for ...

Weeds

What Do Ladybugs Eat? Complete Guide to Ladybug Diet

Beneficial Insects

You may be wondering “what do ladybugs eat?” Ladybugs feed on a wide variety of small insects and insect eggs. ...

How to Get Rid of Dandelions (Tried and Tested Methods)

Healthy Lawns

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

Dandelion Greens

Gardens

How to grow bitter herbs -- dandelion, milk thistle, goldenseal, and more -- organically.