Garden Pest Control
Whether you’re trying to naturally get rid of animals, prevent insects (like Japanese beetles, squash bugs, slugs and snails) from destroying your vegetable…
Sometimes cats and indoor plants are NOT a good mix! Keeping cats (or kittens) out of houseplants can be frustrating, but doesn't have to be a constant battle. Over the years, I've learned many tricks for cat-proofing houseplants (training, using repellent spray, soil covers, plant protectors, etc). These methods are easy to use, safe, non-toxic, and very effective. Get my best tips, and learn how to stop kitty from eating, digging, knocking over, or pooping and peeing in your indoor plants.
Do you want to prevent and treat houseplant pests without synthetic chemicals? There are plenty of natural solutions to insect control remedies that are non-toxic and safe for both plants and humans. Learn about different DIY organic pesticide sprays, and other natural options for clearing up infestations. Find out about great products that are cheap and actually work to prevent and get rid of indoor bugs, and won’t damage your plants, kids, pets, or the environment.
Figuring out how to get rid of indoor plant bugs is extremely frustrating, and it can be very difficult to eradicate them. Not only are they annoying, but these destructive pests can quickly kill your plant too. Find out how to identify the most common houseplant pests (fungus gnats, spider mites, scale, mealybugs, whiteflies, aphids), and where they came from. Then learn how to kill bugs on houseplants using all-natural control methods. Plus get tons of tips for how to keep them away for good.
Houseplant pests can be annoying, frustrating, and confusing! Rest assured however, that they can be managed. Learning where your indoor plant bugs came from, how to identify them, and how to control the infestation is key to successful houseplant care. In this guide, you’ll find out about identification, prevention, and treatment suggestions. It’s all the information you need to choose the correct store pesticides, or make DIY bug spray, and keep pests off of your indoor plants for good.
Squash borers are one of the most frustrating pests for many gardeners. In this post, you’ll learn all about their feeding habits, life cycle, where they come from, the damage they do, and the signs of infestation. Then I’ll show you exactly how to get rid of squash vine borers organically, and prevent them from coming back.
Squash bugs can be a huge pest, and wreak havoc in the vegetable garden! In this post, you’ll learn all about them, including what they look like, their lifecycle, where they come from, what they eat, and the damage they cause to plants. Then I’ll show you a bunch of organic methods for how to get rid of squash bugs, and prevent them from coming back.
Japanese beetles are extremely destructive pests in yards and gardens. It’s pretty much impossible to get rid of them all together, but there are tons of organic products and methods you can use to keep them from damaging your plants leaves, flowers, and lawn. Learn about these insects, including identification, life cycle (eggs, grubs, adults, pupae), feeding habits, and damage. Plus get tons of natural prevention tips, and learn exactly how to control Japanese beetles.
There are several different types of houseplant bugs, and they're all equally irritating. But it's important to know the signs to look out for, and quickly identify an infestation before it spreads to your other plants. Learn exactly how to identify common indoor plant pests (like mealybugs, aphids, spider mites, scale, fungus gnats in the soil, etc), and the symptoms and damage they cause. Plus get quick organic treatment tips so you can get rid of them for good. #houseplants #indoorplants
Are the leaves of your iris plants beginning to turn brown, and look as though they are dying? Are there small holes like an insect as been nibbling on the leaves of your plants, or small piles of pulpy sawdust mush on the ground around them? If so, you may have fallen victim to the iris borer, the larvae of the Macronoctua onusta moth. Getting rid of iris borers is easy, and you can have them under control in no time. Read on to find what you need, and how to get them out of your plants.
If you have noticed huge orange or tan bugs in your garden, you might have grapevine beetles around. These intimidating looking beetles are a mild pest species that like to munch on grape and other fruit leaves. Learn everything you want to know about how to identify them, determine if they are a risk to your plants, and get rid of them when necessary. Find out the options for protecting your plants from grapevine beetles, and all the natural choices for pest control that work on these big bugs.
Thrips are tiny black bugs on houseplants, and they can be extremely annoying. In this post, you’ll learn all about thrips: their life cycle, where they come from, what they eat, damage they cause, and much more. Then I’ll show you exactly how to get rid thrips on indoor plants naturally, and prevent them from ever coming back.
Getting rid of scale on plants can seem difficult to beginner gardeners, but with my detailed guide on scale insect control, I can teach you exactly how to identify them and so much more. Learn about the insect scale life cycle, what an infestation looks like, how they can damage your plant, and effective approaches to get rid of them. Easy to use methods like a homemade natural insecticidal spray, rubbing alcohol, or neem oil sprays can be effective, and keep the infestations away for good.
It’s great for houseplants to spend the summer outside. But how do you bring them back indoors in the fall without spiders, destructive pests, and other bugs!? It’s simple with this method of soaking them in soapy water! It works for any type of plant too. Get the step-by-step instructions for exactly when and how to debug your plants to bring indoors for the winter. Plus learn the benefits, how to clean large plants, and get tons of tips to make the process super easy.
There are many uses for eggshells in the garden, and organic pest control (just like diatomaceous earth) is a great one. Learn how to effectively use eggshell powder to kill nasty bugs that eat your plants and vegetables (like snails, slugs, or Japanese beetles), without worrying about the toxic side effects chemical pesticides have. Includes details on how to use them, tips for cleaning and drying eggshells, the best way to grind them into powder, and tips for storing them for later use.
Ladybugs aren’t just cute, tiny, red insects. They’re also excellent at environmentally friendly pest control for plants and flowers. They eat aphids, mites, insect eggs, and other soft bodied pests that enjoy feasting on your garden plants. You can increase the population by releasing ladybugs in your yard. Keep reading so that you can find out the best ways to spread these beneficial bugs in your garden, what you need to do first, and how to keep them in your yard after releasing them.
If you struggle with plant eating-pests like aphids and whiteflies, but want to keep your garden organic, try ladybugs. These natural predators can easily clean up an infested yard without resorting to chemical pesticides. Learn about these useful critters, including their life cycle, and how to cultivate a garden that attracts them. Find out how to identify the native species and exactly what they eat. Get all your questions about the benefits of ladybugs in your garden answered here.
When you’ve been dealing with repeat visitors to your yard or garden, it’s time to start considering deer resistant landscaping to help deter the hungry invaders. In this post I’ve shared over 85 deer repellent plants that they are less likely to munch on. In addition to a handy reference list I’ve also shared other key tips, like what plants they prefer so you can avoid them, and what qualities deer resistant plants share so you can fill your space with options more likely to be left alone.
Home gardeners everywhere know the pain of dealing with a whitefly infestation on houseplants. But before you turn to chemical control methods, read my helpful guide on how to get rid of whiteflies for good - using only natural methods that actually work. Get my recipe for an easy homemade whitefly spray, plus my 2 step approach to cleaning off the pests and keeping them away for good. Don’t let them damage your indoor plants anymore than they already have, and start treating them right away.
Triumph in your battle against destructive insects: Control the bad bugs in your garden without harming beneficial insects using a DIY pest spray made from neem oil. It’s cheaper and healthier for outdoor and indoor plants, with no harmful chemicals or poisons. This easy, organic insecticide is a great choice for houseplants and gardens. Learn about neem oil benefits, and how you can use it to create a homemade solution of non-toxic, all-natural pesticide to prevent and treat bug infestations.
Have you ever walked out to your garden, only to recoil in horror at a nasty insect infestation on your plants or vegetables? DIY garden pest control can be a major pain, especially for organic growers. Your initial reaction may be to grab the nearest chemical pesticide, and spray it all over your plants. But don’t use harsh insecticides, because they will kill beneficial bugs too. Instead, use natural control techniques. Keep reading to find out how you can get rid of garden pests nat
Worried about the ant nests in your yard? Most are harmless or even beneficial. Learn everything about assessing ants in your garden, and the risks they pose to your plants. Find out how to naturally control and prevent nests in your potted plants. Pick up tips on keeping colonies to a minimum, and how to stop them from damaging your plants. This guide will cover all you need to know about ants in your garden – whether they are good, pests (like fire ants or leaf cutters), or just annoying.
Is there anything worse than heading out to check on your grapevines, only to find that the nearly ripened fruit has been destroyed by hungry birds or bugs? Birds and insects love the sweet delicious taste of grapes nearly as much as we do. That’s why you need to take the extra step of protecting your grapes from birds and insects. There are several ways that you can protect your harvest (like covering grapevines, bird netting, scare tape, or repellents) keep reading to find out more.
Did you know there is an easy, chemical free solution for treating many garden pests? Beneficial nematodes are a naturally organic way to control the grubs that will grow into garden damaging insects. Find out how these microscopic organisms proactively control outbreaks before the pests start eating your plants – without resorting to toxic pesticides. Learn when and how to apply beneficial nematodes correctly so they protect your garden all season long with only a single treatment.