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Common Pests

Preparation and prevention will help keep your garden from being a smorgasbord for unwanted visitors!

Insect pests and destructive wildlife can demolish a garden in no time. Find out how to use integrated pest management, natural controls and clever barriers to protect your plants!

Hornet vs Wasp: How to Identify and Tell the Difference

Common Pests

Hornets and wasps are often a source of fear and concern for people. With their sharp stingers and buzzing wings, ...

How to Get Rid of Maggots Effectively (Indoors and Outdoors)

Common Pests

Did you just find some maggots in your home or yard? Maggots can appear in different areas around your house, ...

How to Get Rid of Wasps Effectively and Prevent Future Nests

Common Pests

If you've ever had to deal with a wasp infestation, you know how unpleasant and potentially dangerous it can be. Wasps ...

Paper Wasp: What They Look Like and How to Get Rid of Them

Common Pests

Paper wasps, a type of vespid wasp, have always fascinated me with their unique nest-building abilities. They gather fibers from ...

Black Aphids - What Are They and How to Kill Them - With Pictures

Common Pests

Have you ever spotted little black bugs on your plants?  Black aphids seem to find a way to our plants in ...

Do Earwigs Bite - Everything You Need to Know in 2023 w Pictures

Common Pests

Earwigs are common insects often associated with the long pincers at the end of their abdomens. While earwigs may look ...

Fig Wasp: Are There Dead Wasps in My Figs? (Complete Guide)

Common Pests

If you've ever eaten a fig, you may be surprised to learn that a tiny wasp is responsible for the ...

How to Identify and Control Woolly Aphids (Complete Guide)

Common Pests

If you're a gardener or farmer, there is no doubt that you have had a run-in with woolly aphids at ...

What is a Red Wasp? And How to Get Rid of Them Effectively?

Common Pests

Growing up in the eastern United States, I often encountered red wasps, which are one of two species found in ...

June Bugs: Types, Photos, Facts + How to Get Rid of Them 2023

Common Pests

The June bug is a sizeable beetle that is a common sight in many regions during the warm summer months. The ...

Flying Ants: Complete Guide to Prevent and Get Rid of Them

Common Pests

The term 'flying ant' might seem like an oxymoron, but these ants are also known as swarmers or alates, and they ...

Wasp Nest: Signs, Identification, and How to Get Rid of Them

Common Pests

Although humans do not usually welcome wasp nests, wasps are beneficial insects as pollinators and as natural 'pest control.' Far ...