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Aphids on the petals of a daisy

Don’t let these common plant pests ruin things: What to do when you find them

Keeping your plants safe from pests doesn't have to be difficult. Here are some of the most common pests to look out for and what to do when you see them.
Citronella leaves

Banish mosquitoes with this citronella plant care guide

Neem oil

How to use neem oil on plants to control pests

Brown and black snake near some purple flowers

What should you do if you find a snake in your garden?

Hibiscus flower

The basics of controlling hibiscus pests for lush, healthy flowers

Predatory mite

How to get rid of red spider mites in your garden without breaking the bank or the environment

Basil potted plant

Does basil repel mosquitoes? We tested it to find out

Close-up of a red hibiscus flower

The best sprays to keep pests off your delicate hibiscus plants

Garlic bulbs and cloves

Can you use garlic as a pesticide? What you need to know

A small red ant

Everything you need to know about how to get rid of ants in the garden

Hand in a brown and white glove holding a pile of Epsom salt next to an evergreen tree

Does Epsom salt kill ants (and is it safe)? Here’s what we’ve found

A ladybug on a red, yellow, and orange flower

You should never use ladybugs as pest control – this is why

Basil plant in pot

How to keep pests away from your delicate basil plants

Basil is a wonderful herb, but what isn't so wonderful are pests eating its leaves. We provide handy tips on what to do about it.
Garlic bulbs and cloves

What pests does garlic keep away? What you need to know about this natural pest control

Annoyed by the pests in your garden but looking for a natural solution? You'll be surprised how effective a garlic spray can be.
Poison ivy sprouts surrounded by fallen leaves

Want to avoid itchy rashes this spring? Here’s how to get rid of poison ivy from you garden or yard

Follow these tips to safely get rid of poison ivy so you can enjoy your garden in peace.
Predatory mite

What are those tiny red bugs in your garden, and what should you do about them?

Tiny red bugs could be a minor annoyance or a serious problem. Here's what you need to know.
A spotted lanternfly

Spotted lanternflies are invasive and dangerous, but insecticidal soap can help get rid of them – here’s how

Insecticidal soap can help you keep your garden safe from invasive spotted lanternflies. Here's how to make your own.
A spiderweb between branches

Are garden spiders bugging you? Here’s how to rid of them (and why you might not want to)

Follow these tips to get rid of unwanted garden spiders.
Potted herbs on a windowsill

How to get rid of gnats without damaging your plant’s sensitive leaves

A gnat infestation can cause massive damage. Here's how to put an end to it and get rid of gnats in your plants.
Mealybugs clustered on stems

Have a gross mealybug infestation on your plants? Try one of these remedies

Here are some ways to get rid of that annoying mealybug infestation.
Woman kneeling harvesting tomatoes

How to protect your plants from fall garden pests

The growing season might be ending, but pest season isn't. Here's how to protect your fall garden from pests like slugs, snails, beetles, and cutworms.
A pair of ladybugs on a leaf

Should you use ladybugs as a pest control method?

Ladybugs can help you control aphids in your garden. Here's what you need to know about using them as a pest control method.
Brown snail on green fruit

Is Epsom salt good for controlling garden pests?

Pests love to invade your garden, but a solution is Epsom salt. We discuss why this would be great protection for your garden.
Fiddle-leaf fig

How to get rid of fungus gnats: 5 ways to eliminate your gnat problem

Fungus gnats can be persistent with your indoor plants. Read this guide to find out how to get rid of them and keep them from coming back.
A chrysanthemum plant with several round, reddish-pink flowers

Everything you need to know about permethrin garden spray, what it does, and how it helps your garden

What is permethrin garden spray, and what can it do for your plants? We've got the answers to all your questions about this useful garden staple.
A pair of ladybugs on a leaf

Will ladybugs eat spider mites? What to know about the cutest natural pest control

Spider mites can be a super-frustrating pest. Here's what you should know about using ladybugs to get rid of a spider mite infestation.
Thrip on a plant leaf

How to get rid of thrips on houseplants

Houseplants or outdoor gardens can become infested with thrips. Here are some natural ways to get rid of them without using harmful insecticides.
Cutworm on a leaf

How to get rid of cutworms that are invading your garden

Cutworms are known for causing massive amounts of damage in your garden. Here’s what you need to know to deal with these invaders.
Bagworm on a branch

Bagworms can kill your trees – What to know to get rid of them

Save your trees and bushes from bagworms by following this advice.
Whiteflies

Whiteflies can suck sap from your plants – How to get rid of this nuisance

Don't let your plants suffer from the damage that whiteflies can cause. Follow these tips.
Stink bug on a plant

Stink bugs are a garden menace – what you need to do to get them under control

Don't let your backyard get overrun by stink bugs. Follow these tips.
Leaf miner damage

Getting rid of leaf miners is all about timing – Here’s how to do it

Leaf miners are a pesky nuisance in your garden. Here's how to get rid of them.
Aphids on the petals of a daisy

Get rid of aphids naturally with these phenomenal solutions

Looking for a natural solution to aphids? Look no further.
Two large brown slugs eating a plant

10 totally effective ways to get rid of your garden slugs

Try these tips to get rid of the slugs in your garden.
Slug in grass

How to get rid of the slugs in your garden and actually keep them out

How to get rid of the slugs in your garden and keep them out