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Japanese Beetle
Pest Control

Japanese Beetles

Japanese beetles are feared by gardeners because both their adult form and grubs have the ability to turn a garden into a pile of dead plants. Thus, in this garden pests article, we are going to provide you with a…

Mealy Bugs
Organic Gardening

Organic Insecticides against Mealybugs

Pests and diseases occur from time to time even with the best care. It’s therefore important to closely inspect your plants from time to time so you can react immediately if you notice a problem. Some pests are more difficult…

Homemade Insecticide
Pest Control

How to Use Homemade Insecticides (Part 2)

Here are some more homemade insecticide recipes that are easy to make. Usual warnings apply: don’t use poisonous ingredients for food bearing plants and make sure to handle all ingredients with care. Hot Pepper Insecticide You’ll need: ½ cup of…

Tent Catepillar
Pest Control

Tent Caterpillars

Tent caterpillars got their name because they love to spin webs on tree branches and on various shrubs. Most of the webs will be seen in the early spring if your garden is infested with tent caterpillars. The purpose of…

Downy Mildew
Pest Control

How to Get Rid of Downy Mildew

Downy mildew is a common plant disease that can be found in many gardens. At first, owners mistake this disease for a frost damage, so it often progresses until gardeners realize what’s going on. One of the main problems with…

Japanese Beetle
Pest Control

Tips for Preventing Pests in Your Garden

With the warmer weather in the garden the plants start to thrive and become more lush. As a gardener, you will be more than happy to see this. The trouble is, your healthy, lush plants attract insects and other pests….

Powdery Mildew
Pest Control

Learn to Recognize and Fight Powdery Mildew

Powdery mildew is a common plant pest all owners should know about. This fungus (botanical name Microsphaera penicilliata) affects many plants, so it’s important to know how to deal with it. Different Types of Fungal Diseases “Mildew” can mean many…

Homemade Insecticides
Pest Control

How to Use Homemade Insecticides (Part 1)

It’s difficult to deal with plant pests: they are nasty and it’s often tedious to get rid of them. For these reasons, it’s important to have an effective insecticide ready as soon as you notice plant bugs and other pests…

Aphids
Pest Control

How to Get Rid Of Aphids

Aphids are sap suckers that always manage to give every gardener a hard time just like other garden pests such as spider mites, tent caterpillars and Japanese beetles. There are several species of aphids that you have to watch out…

Homemade Weed Killer
Pest Control

How to Make a Weed Killer Spray

Homemade, organic insecticides are very popular for various reasons. First of all, they are organic so you always know they are natural and that they can’t harm your environment, your plants or your family and pets. In addition to this,…

Snail on Leaf
Pest Control

Natural Snail and Slug Control Methods

Snails and slugs are common pests in many gardens. They are often very difficult to get rid of, and some means of controls are too invasive. It’s almost impossible to find a garden without a slug and snails problem. These…

Fungus Gnat
Pest Control

How to Get Rid of Fungus Gnats?

Fungus gnats can do a lot of damage to house plants. They enjoy the environment of soil and moisture often found in indoor plants. It’s important to know how to recognize them and get rid of them. What are Fungus…

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