Garden Pests

There are an incredibly huge number of garden pests to be aware of. Chewing pests, sucking pests, and more await you in our in-depth series of articles on these annoying critters.

Throughout, we provide you helpful assistance in how to manage your pest populations using integrated pest management tips and useful organic solutions!

A close-up of aphids infesting a green leaf. The tiny green aphids are voraciously feasting on the leaf, leaving a trail of small holes in their wake. The leaf's surface shows signs of damage caused by the infestation.

Garden Pests

11 Types of Aphids Found in the Garden

No gardener wants to deal with aphids, but unfortunately, they are almost impossible to avoid. Gardening expert Madison Moulton takes you through 11 of the most common aphid types found in the garden and how to identify them.

A macro shot of rosy apple aphids congregating inside a leaf. The aphids are small, measuring 1 to 3 millimeters in length with a range of brown to black colors. They are in contrast with the vibrant green leaf and its intricate patterns.

Garden Pests

How to Identify and Manage Aphids

Aphids are annoying and can be incredibly damaging if not quickly controlled. Gardening expert Madison Moulton explains everything you need to know about aphids, including, most importantly, how to get rid of them.

A ladybug rests on a yellow umbel flower. ready to prey on pests like aphids.

Garden Pests

How to Plant a Biocontrolled Garden to Regulate Pests

How do you keep aphids, hornworms, and other garden pests in check without nasty sprays or tedious hand-picking? Nature’s ancient food webs can help you create a self-regulated garden that acts like a natural ecosystem. Biocontrol, or biological control, is a pest-control method using natural predators and other organisms to keep pests in check.

A detailed close-up of ants feasting on an orchid bud's honeydew. In the blurred backdrop, a delicate, vibrant white and purple flower is also seen.

Garden Pests

Why Are There Ants Crawling on My Orchids?

Do you have ants crawling on the orchids that are growing inside your home or in your garden? There are some common reasons why this happens, and many are easily fixed. In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss shares her top tips for getting the ants off your orchids this season.

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Garden Pests

15 Garden Pests To Watch Out For This Season

If you have a garden, you will undoubtedly encounter some garden pests. Garden pests are those animals that dig, chew, bite, suck, eat, or otherwise disturb your plants. In this article, gardening enthusiast Liessa Bowen will introduce 15 common garden pests, how to identify them, and what can help prevent them.

Insects eating roses that are growing in the garden.

Garden Pests

What’s Eating My Roses? It Might Be These 5 Insects

Are you wondering what’s eating your roses? Roses are tough, long-lived perennials, but are often targeted by certain pests. In this article, gardening expert and rose enthusiast Danielle Sherwood identifies the 5 most common pests you may find on your rose bushes, with advice on how to prevent and control them!

Rabbit snacking on leaves in a vegetable garden

Garden Pests

Will Cayenne Pepper Keep Rabbits Out of Your Garden?

Do you have rabbits in your garden but aren't sure what it will take to keep them away? Cayenne pepper is a home remedy that many gardeners use, but does it actually work? In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros takes a deeper look at what you can expect if you use this common household item to deter rabbits this season.

aphids on roses

Garden Pests

7 Different Methods to Get Rid of Aphids on Roses

How do you handle aphids on your roses? These little pests appear in early spring and feed on the new tender growth of your plants. In this article, expert gardener and rose enthusiast Danielle Sherwood walks you through 7 methods for getting rid of aphids, including what NOT to do.

Pests crawling all over pink roses in garden

Garden Pests

11 Rose Bush Pests: Identification, Treatment & Prevention

Garden roses are hardy and long-lasting, but they’re also prone to attack from certain pests each season. In this article, gardening expert and rose enthusiast Danielle Sherwood identifies the most common pests you might find plaguing your rose bushes, along with how to prevent and treat them.

White Mealybug Crawling on Succulent Plant with Red Stems

Garden Pests

How to Get Rid of Mealybugs on Succulent Plants

If you've found mealybugs on your succulents, you don't need to panic. While these pests can cause damage, they aren't untreatable. In this article, gardening expert and houseplant enthusiast Madison Moulton takes you through six simple steps to rid your succulents of their mealybug problem.