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Pests and Diseases

  • Identifying the problem is the first step in finding an earth-friendly way to reduce the damage caused by garden foes. Our directory features the most common causes of garden problems.
  • How to identify yellow jackets, honeybees, bumblebees and other stinging insects. Techniques for preventing problems.
  • This guide will help you control Japanese beetles in your yard and garden.
  • How to keep your houseplants healthy and pest-free.
  • Autumn temperatures send mice scurrying to warmer places, such as homes. The key to keeping them out? Change the habitat to make it less mouse-friendly.
  • Tips for keeping squirrels away.
  • Techniques for repelling deer.
  • How to work with nature to control pests and diseases, and enjoy a healthier garden and harvest.
  • This guide will help you enjoy being outdoors, even during mosquito season.
  • What's wrong with my tomatoes? Learn how to diagnose and treat tomato problems.
  • What is a nature-loving, generally peaceful soul to do when voles, woodchucks, squirrels, gophers, rabbits, moles, and other furry little mammals wreak havoc on our gardens?
  • How to trap troublesome animal pests.
  • Fencing is the only sure-fire way to keep wild and domestic animals out of a prized garden.
  • A list of flowering plants that slugs don't like.
  • Getting fruit flies out of the kitchen takes a bit of persistence, but it isn’t difficult and doesn’t require any pesticides.
  • What to do when your plant looks sick.
  • How can you prevent Tomato Blight? Unfortunately, there's no silver bullet for Late Blight. The most important thing you can do: be alert, be prepared.
  • Most garden visitors -- more than 95 percent -- are either beneficial or benign.
  • Sometimes when plants look sick or appear to be under attack by insects, the symptoms are actually a sign that the plant is being stressed by environmental factors. Here are some common symptoms of stress and the conditions that cause them.
  • If you want to avoid using broad-spectrum poisons in your garden, the key to success is taking time to observe and try to understand what’s really going on. It’s the single most important action you can take.
  • If you're trying to keep birds from your crops, any scare device will work for a few days. But the most effective technique is exclusion.
  • For most of us, mosquitoes and other insect pests are mere annoyances, but sometimes they pose real threats.
  • Gardeners have questions — and we have answers. You'll find some of the most frequently asked questions answered here.
  • After reading reviews of how our customers are using our Border Fence, we were inspired to share some of them with you.
  • Controlling bunnies with fences, repellents and other techniques.
  • How to keep lily leaf beetles from destroying your lilies.
  • There are lots of great reasons to make your yard and garden more welcoming to birds. But here's one more: pest control!
  • Mid- to late summer is the time plant diseases become noticeable in gardens and landscapes. Some of the most common diseases found on flowers the home garden include powdery mildew, gray mold (Botrytis), and black spot.
  • To help ensure your success with roses, we've gathered some new rose care products and some long-time customer favorites to help you get the most from your roses.
  • Though we seek black-and-white answers for gardening questions, the truth is often a gray area. Most answers begin with the words, "It depends …."
  • Often confused with bees, yellow jackets are much more aggressive, and most reported "bee stings" may in fact be yellow jacket stings. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions.

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