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6 Pest Control Tips Not to Fall for This Summer

These pest control myths need some debunking.

How to Keep Bugs Away from Fruit Trees

Keep the fruits of your labor to yourself.

What Is Eating My Plants?

Pesky critters eating away at your treasured gardens? Here are some helpful tips on getting rid of them.

A Mushroom Invasion: How to Deal With the Fungi in Your Lawn

If you decide you don't like the look of mushrooms in your lawn, we have some simple techniques you can try to eradicate their presence.

4 Ways to Deer-Proof Your Yard

Don't fall prey to this pest just because of it's natural grace and beauty.

Repel Pests With Plants

Plant the plants that deer, mice, rabbits, and gophers hate.

Organic Lawn Pest Control: Milky Spores and Nematodes

Milky Spores and beneficial nematodes are the two most widely recommended pest control solutions for

How to Deter Deer from Your Garden

3 safe and effective methods.

Best Container Plants to Repel Bugs!

Keep those pesky, creepy crawlers away with easy-to-grow (and easy-to-move) container plants.

The Good Kind of Pests: What to Keep Indoors and Out

Keep these 5 bugs around to eliminate harmful insects, control disease, produce food and more.

How to Use Herbs and Spices to Keep Ants Away

You don't need to look far for an effective ant repellent.

Organic Pesticides vs. Synthetic Pesticides

Address the rising concerns about the impact of pesticides on the environment and your health.

How to Deter Ants from the Garden

Don't spray your flowers or edibles with harsh chemicals. Try these ideas instead to prevent ants!

3 Different Types of Rat Poison Explained

Never use rat poison in your home if you don’t fully understand the substance. Learn more about the three major types here.

Making Safe Pesticide

With a growing emphasis on ecologically friendly gardening, making your own homemade pesticide is becoming

Different Types of Pesticide

There are several different types of outdoor pesticide controls that are commonly used in the garden

Applying Organic Pesticides

Organic pesticides are being increasingly used in household gardens. They present a safer and more effective

How To Make Home Made Organic Pesticides

With growing concerns about the environment and the long term impact of chemicals on soil and our food

Pesticide vs. Insecticide

Pesticides and insecticides are both meant to kill living organisms. The difference is that insecticides

Basic Anthurium Facts

Anthurium is a genus of flowering plants that consists of about a thousand different species. The most

Removing Aluminum Oxidation

Aluminum oxidation happens because air causes a discoloration to the aluminum. This is not rust, as aluminum

Nematode Control and Management

Learning nematode control strategies is essential for the enthusiastic home gardener. Nematodes are tiny

Protecting Your Potted Herbs from Snails with Salt

Growing your own potted herb plants is a great way to add color to any patio or garden, but be aware

How to Kill Slugs and Snails

Slugs are a nasty pest that can destroy your plants. Fortunately, killing snails and slugs is simple,

How To Identify Common Garden Pests

There is a large variety of garden pests that make the work of both seasoned and newbie gardeners more

4 Garden Pests You Don't Want Eating Your Flowers

While all species have their place under the Sun, garden pests are a nuisance you don’t want to

Horticultural Oils for Pest Control

An antique pesticide gets a modern make-over. Gardeners have long used oils to control plant-damaging

Integrated Pest Management for Lawn Care

Integrated Pest Management is essentially common-sense pest control. IPM is not a new concept; some forms

Outdoor Pest Control Info

Keeping helpful predators outside your home reduces interior problems. These include frogs, spiders,

Pest Management - About Insects and Mites

All insects have six legs, but other than that, they are extremely variable. They include such organisms

How to Use Insect Repellents Safely

Mosquitoes, biting flies, and ticks can be annoying and sometimes pose a serious risk to public health.

Pest Management - Integrated Pest Management

It is difficult, if not impossible, to prevent all pest problems every year. If your best prevention

Pest Management - Introduction

Early detection and treatment of pests means a healthier growing environment. Pest management can be

Pest Prevention Without Pesticides

The sight of an aphid colony on the tip of a tender tomato plant is enough to send any gardener running

Pesticide Safety

Laws and Regulations Be sure to check current state and federal regulations concerning the proper

Pest Management - Pest Control Strategies

Insects Many insects can be removed by hand. This method is preferable if a few, large insects are

Protecting Your Hostas From Pests

Hostas are popular additions to gardens for their beautiful leaves and fragrant flowers. Unfortunately,

Deterring Slugs Without Slug Bait

Slugs can be formidable enemies of the crops and plants in your backyard or farm. Slug bait is usually

Keeping Snails and Slugs Away From Your Garden

Slugs and snails are formidable foes with their nocturnal eating habits and their offensive slimy characteristics.

Rid Your Home Of Snails And Slugs

Snails and slugs can cause a lot of damage to plants, flowers and other foliage. They are often more

Slug Pellet Alternatives

Many flower and plant gardens suffer from slug infestations. In fact, it is not uncommon for a garden

Stop Garden Diseases and Pests

This article will help you identify, stop and control many common types of garden pests and diseases,

Slug Problems? Steps to Get Rid of Them From Your Garden

Slugs. Those tiny (and sometimes not so tiny) creatures that wreak havoc in your garden. They munch the