Garden Pests

Some bugs and other pests can do real damage in the garden. Get rid of harmful insects and learn which pesticides are safe to use.
Potato leafhopper
How to Get Rid of Leafhoppers
Corn earworm on leaves
Identification, Control, and Prevention of Corn Earworms
Herb plants on a deck repel spiders
Plants That Act as Natural Spider Repellents
Eastern tent caterpillars in their tent.
How to Control Eastern Tent Caterpillars
Rose sawfly on rose bush stem.
How to Keep Rose Slugs From Ruining Your Rose Bushes
Brown caterpillar cutworm on a stem - stock photo
How to Identify and Get Rid of Cutworms
Group of large milkweed bugs on common milkweed pod.
What (If Anything) You Should Do About a Milkweed Bug Infestation
How to Get Rid of Possums From Your Property
How to Get Rid of Possums From Your Property
gopher
How to Discourage, Eradicate Gophers
Bright white fuzzy aphids on a branch with green leaves
Woolly Aphids in the Garden: Prevention and Removal
raccoons in trash
How to Get Rid of Raccoons
Canada goose standing on grass.
Here's How to Keep Geese From Ruining Your Lawn
clover mite up close
What Are These Tiny Red Bugs? They Might Be Clover Mites
June bug
Here's How to Get Rid of June Bugs
Lantana plant with tiny yellow and pink flowers clustered together closeup
12 Plants That Repel Those Pesky Mosquitoes
squirrel eating plants
Fight Garden Squirrels Without Harming Them
aphid and larvae on a rose
How to Make Homemade Sprays for Fighting Aphids
Squirrel enjoying the Springtime
How to Prevent Squirrels From Digging Up Your Bulbs
How to Prevent Ticks in Your Yard
How to Control Ticks in Your Yard
rabbit nibbling in a garden
Is There Such a Thing as Rabbit-Proof Plants?
rabbit eating grass
How to Keep Rabbits Out of Your Garden
Mealybugs in Stem Joint
Check Your Houseplants for 10 Common Pests
Purple iris flowers clustered together in garden closeup
10 Plants That Voles Will Avoid
Filoxera/Phylloxera
Learn How to Identify Common Plant Pests and Diseases
Citronella tiki torches with fire lit to keep mosquitos away closeup
What Does and Does Not Work to Control Mosquitoes
Close view of a striped skunk in a grassy area
Get Rid of Skunk Odor: What Really Works
rabbit in a garden
6 Ways to Keep Rabbits Out of Your Garden
chipmunk in a garden
Learn How to Control Chipmunks in Your Yard
Grasshopper climbing on corner of brown surface near grass blades
How to Control Grasshoppers in the Garden
Harlequin ladybird harmonia axyridis
What Are Asian Lady Beetles and How Do You Control Them?
hornworm eating tomatoes
How to Control Tomato Hornworms
How to Get Rid of Colorado Potato Beetles
Got Potato Beetles? Save Your Crop With Organic Controls
Cabbage worm damage
Preventing and Removing Cabbage Worms
strawberries
Prevent Strawberry Pests Organically
Carrion crow (Corvus corone) foraging on lawn
Those Digging Critters May Be After Lawn Grubs
Lawn grub in soil
How to Prevent and Deal With Lawn Grubs
moles vs. voles
What Is the Difference Between a Mole and a Vole?
dog in a yard
How to Keep Dogs Away From Yards
stray cat in a backyard
Ways to Keep Cats Out of Your Yard or Garden
How to Keep Voles Out of Your Yard
What Is a Vole and How to Get Rid of It
Groundhog in profile walking on grass.
The Best Ways to Rid Your Yard of Groundhogs
March of the Aphids
How to Use and Make Your Own Pyrethrin Pesticide
mealybug on a houseplant
Easy Ways to Eliminate Mealybugs From Indoor Plants
Purple and brown vegetable leaves with holes from pests closeup
5 Tips for Keeping Pests Out of Your Garden
Horticultural oil sprayed on outdoor plants
Summer Oil, Dormant Oil, Horticultural Oil—What's the Difference?
Two Earwigs on a Daisy
How Do I Get Rid of Earwigs in My Garden?
Brown and orange slug climbing on ruffled leaf closeup
How to Control Slugs in the Garden
Japanese beetle climbing on a leaf.
How to Protect Your Garden from Japanese Beetles
diy wasp trap
How to Make a DIY Wasp Trap
snake in the grass
How to Get Rid of Snakes Without a Call to the Exterminator
Tingidae, lace wing bug.
Tiny Lace Bugs Cause Big Damage on Flowers
Mealybugs on Jasmine Plant
What Are Those Fuzzy White Bugs on My Plants?
Homemade pesticide sprayed on to herb plant
9 Homemade Pesticides for Your Flower Garden
Brown and gray feral cat sitting on cement next to garden lawn
Keep Stray Cats Out of Your Yard With These Easy Tips
European starlings at a feeder
Getting Rid of Starlings - Easy, Safe Tips That Really Work
House Sparrows
How to Get Rid of Sparrows in Your Yard
carpenter bee
How to Distinguish Carpenter Bees from Other Types of Bees
Spraying runner beans
The Inside Scoop on Insecticidal Soap
Euonymus scale
Combat Armored Scale on Your Euonymus Shrubs
Close-up of Raspberries on the Vine
Identifying and Eliminating Three Types of Raspberry Borers