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11 Pictures That Will Change How You See Bugs

Never think of bugs as creepy or crawly again! These pictures of bugs show how amazing (and beautiful) these creatures really are.

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6 Plants That Attract Dragonflies

Some of the most beautiful of garden bugs, skimmer dragonflies eat pest insects, making them excellent bugs for your garden.


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What Are Spider Mites and How Do You Get Rid of Them?

Often hard to detected, tiny plant-corrosive spider mites are pests you don't want in your garden, window box or home.


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How to Identify and Get Rid of Aphids on Outdoor Plants

Fast-multiplying aphids spell nothing but trouble for your home garden. Here are our tips for identifying and ridding your plants...


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What Is Diatomaceous Earth?

Diatomaceous earth can be used for everything from deodorizers to tick and flea powder. Its loyal fans find many more...

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5 Deer-Resistant Flowers for Spring

Tired of watching your tulips come up in spring, only to be eaten back down to the ground? Plant these...


The Most Insane Pest Control Ideas

Some of these wacky pest control ideas may not work for you, but others swear by them. If you have...


10 Bee Friendly Plants to Have in Your Yard

Even if you aren't a beekeeper, there are still plenty of reasons to encourage bees to inhabit your garden or...


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How to Get Rid of Indoor Plant Bugs

Learn how to eliminate and prevent bugs on indoor plants, including aphids, mites, mealy bugs, scale, fungus gnats and more.


8 Bugs You Should Never Kill In Your Garden

No one likes bugs. Well, unless you're an entomologist. But not all bugs are created equal, especially when it comes...

8 Mosquito-Repelling Plants You Need in Your Backyard ASAP

Why invest in pesticides or bug sprays to control mosquitoes when you can repel them naturally with plants?


10 Natural Ways to Eliminate Garden Insect Pests

Looking for ways to eliminate garden insect pests without resorting to pesticides? Get our tips for controlling harmful garden bugs,...


How to Get Rid of the 10 Worst Garden Insects

As if weeds and weird weather weren't bad enough, gardeners also have to face insect pests. Here's a look at...


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Bugs That are Actually Good for Your Garden

Among the hundreds of thousands of bug species, some are really beneficial for your yard. Discover the good bugs for...


7 Non-Toxic Ways to Keep Slugs and Snails Out of Your Garden

They're slimy, slithery and such a nuisance. See how you can keep slugs and snails from running roughshod over your...

11 Worst Garden Pests and How to Get Rid of Them

They may be cute, but birds and mammals can wreak havoc in your garden. Here are some of the most...


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These Plants Will Keep Bugs Out of Your Garden

Not everyone is comfortable spraying or sprinkling pest repellents in their yard. If you're in this camp, try these plants...


10 Secret Kitchen Ingredients That Can Help Your Garden Grow

These common kitchen pantry ingredients will bring new life and color to your garden.


6 Surprising Facts About Bats

Get to know the misunderstood marvels that benefit your garden. Check out these fun facts about bats.


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10 Crazy Things You Didn’t Know About Bees

Think you know everything there is to know about bees? Guess again.


Ultimate Guide to Getting Rid of the Creepiest Bugs

No matter how hard you work to prevent them, bugs happen. So, what do you do when the creepy-crawlies get...


Fly Trap Hat

Divert those annoying flies from your face


12-Step Fall Cleaning Checklist

You've cleared out the garden, moved some plants inside and are already mentally preparing for winter's arrival. But before the...

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Humane Pest Control for Critter-Proof Gardens and Planters

When planning your veggie garden, flower bed or planters, keep in mind one of the most serious dangers to new...


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Best Flowers for Bees and Other Pollinators

Help the pollinators around your home by planting flowers for bees, many of which are easy to grow and low...