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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 ladybug on a red, yellow, and orange flower

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

Close-up of a red hibiscus flower

The best sprays to keep pests off your delicate hibiscus plants

A pair of ladybugs on a leaf

Should you use ladybugs as a pest control method?

Brown snail on green fruit

Is Epsom salt good for controlling garden pests?

Fiddle leaf fig

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

basil potted plant

Does basil repel mosquitoes? We tested it to find out

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

Predatory mite

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

Three garlic bulbs with some garlic cloves next to them

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

A pair of ladybugs on a leaf

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

garlic bulbs and cloves

Does using garlic spray as an insecticide really work? What you need to know

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

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

Can Epsom salt kill ants, or is that a myth? And is it safe to use in your garden? Here's everything you need to know.
Thrip on a plant leaf

How to get rid of thrips on houseplants

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.
Hibiscus Flower

Protecting hibiscus flowers from pests: The basics

Protecting hibiscus flowers from pests: The basics

Want to keep your hibiscus healthy? Learn how to get rid of pests and whether vinegar will kill aphids that often attack hibiscus plants. 
Basil plant in pot

How to keep pests away from your delicate basil plants

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.
A small red ant

How to finally get rid of the pesky, persistent ants in your garden

How to finally get rid of the pesky, persistent ants in your garden

Nothing ruins a backyard picnic like an invasion of ants. Follow this guide to get rid of those pesky ants in your garden once and for all.
Cutworm on a leaf

How to get rid of cutworms that are invading your garden

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 actually keep them out

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

How to get rid of those annoying, tunneling moles in your garden

How to get rid of those annoying, tunneling moles in your garden

How to keep those annoying moles out of your garden for good
Scale insects on a stem

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

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

Common plant pests you should watch out for and what to do when you find them
Mealybugs clustered on stems

Have a gross mealybug infestation on one of your plants

Have a gross mealybug infestation on one of your plants

How to get rid of that annoying mealybug infestation
A ladybug on white fuzzy leaves

Is it ever a good idea to use insects as pest control? What we know

Is it ever a good idea to use insects as pest control? What we know

Insects can be used as pest control, but is it a good idea? Here's what we know
Brown and gray blankets over shrubs and trees in snow

Is your garden safe from pests during the winter? We found out for you

Is your garden safe from pests during the winter? We found out for you

Here's what you need to know about the pests that might frequent your garden this season and how to get rid of them
Monarch butterfly near purple aster flowers

The pesticides market is now worth $11 billion; that’s a huge problem

The pesticides market is now worth $11 billion; that’s a huge problem

The pesticides market is nearly worth $11 billion. Here's why that's a problem.
Hoverfly pollinating purple flower

Ugly pollinators deserve recognition, too

Ugly pollinators deserve recognition, too

Pollinators like beetles may not be as beautiful as butterflies, but they still have an important role in our ecosystem.
A close-up shot of a marigold bloom

How to keep pests out of your herb garden

How to keep pests out of your herb garden

Worried about pests infiltrating your herb garden? Use these tips to keep them away!
Hand in a brown and white glove holding a pile of Epsom salt next to an evergreen tree

Epsom salts for garden pests: So crazy it might just work

Epsom salts for garden pests: So crazy it might just work

Epsom salt might not be the first thing you think of when you think pest control, but it really does work
A person with green and white gloves sprays a pest control solution from a yellow spray bottle onto some roses

Do plant-based insecticides actually work? Here’s what we’ve found

Do plant-based insecticides actually work? Here’s what we’ve found

Flower-made insecticides are out there, but do they work?