The Ultimate Guide To Natural Garden Pest Control

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Wouldn’t it be nice if your vegetables, herbs and flowers just rewarded you for the work you put int the garden? Unfortunately, heat, humidity, and the change of the environment brings out the bugs. UGH… not nice! There’s no reason to reach out for toxic methods to get rid of these garden enemies. Just use one or more of these natural garden pest control methods.

Garden pests

Most Common Garden Pests

In order to keep your garden pest-free, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the most common garden pests and the damage they produce.

Here are just a few of the pets most gardeners need to fight off:

  • aphids
  • caterpillars
  • earwigs
  • cutworms
  • white flies
  • beetles
  • mealy bugs
  • grasshoppers
  • japanese beetles
  • cucumber beetles
  • asparagus beetles
  • leafminers
  • stink bugs
  •  deer
  • birds
  • ants
  • and many more

Books about garden pest control

If you’re serious about growing a garden, you would benefit from reading a book or two about natural garden pest control. Here are two of my favorites.

1001 All-Natural Secrets to Pest Control (If They Are FLYING CRAWLING BURROWING OR SNEAKING IN THIS BOOK HAS THE SOLUTION)1001 All-Natural Secrets to Pest Control (If They Are FLYING CRAWLING BURROWING OR SNEAKING IN THIS BOOK HAS THE SOLUTION)1001 All-Natural Secrets to Pest Control (If They Are FLYING CRAWLING BURROWING OR SNEAKING IN THIS BOOK HAS THE SOLUTION)The Organic Gardener's Handbook of Natural Pest and Disease Control: A Complete Guide to Maintaining a Healthy Garden and Yard the Earth-Friendly Way (Rodale Organic Gardening)The Organic Gardener’s Handbook of Natural Pest and Disease Control: A Complete Guide to Maintaining a Healthy Garden and Yard the Earth-Friendly Way The Organic Gardener's Handbook of Natural Pest and Disease Control: A Complete Guide to Maintaining a Healthy Garden and Yard the Earth-Friendly Way (Rodale Organic Gardening)

Books about good bugs in the garden

As much as you want to keep bad bugs out of your garden, you need to invite good bugs in. You’ll need to crate a good environment for pollinators, and also good conditions for good bugs like:

  • ladybugs
  • lacewings
  • damsel bugs
  • braconid wasps (these will destroy hornworms that destroy your tomatoes)
  • ground beetles
  • mealybug destroyer
  • soldier beetles
  • and more

Here are a few books about these beneficial garden insects:

Attracting Beneficial Bugs to Your Garden: A Natural Approach to Pest ControlAttracting Beneficial Bugs to Your GardenAttracting Beneficial Bugs to Your Garden: A Natural Approach to Pest ControlGood Bug Bad Bug: Who's Who, What They Do, and How to Manage Them Organically (All you need to know about the insects in your garden)Good Bug Bad Bug: Who’s Who, What They Do, and How to Manage Them Organically Good Bug Bad Bug: Who's Who, What They Do, and How to Manage Them Organically (All you need to know about the insects in your garden)Good Garden Bugs: Everything You Need to Know about Beneficial Predatory InsectsEverything You Need to Know about Beneficial Predatory InsectsGood Garden Bugs: Everything You Need to Know about Beneficial Predatory InsectsBees, Bugs, and Butterflies: A Family Guide to Our Garden Heroes and Helpers (Discover Together Guides)Bees, Bugs, and Butterflies: A Family Guide to Our Garden Heroes and HelpersBees, Bugs, and Butterflies: A Family Guide to Our Garden Heroes and Helpers (Discover Together Guides)

Natural Garden Pest Control

Here's a collection of the pest control guides on my site, all in one easy spot. Save this as a reference for when you're dealing with a critter that's wreaking havoc in your garden.

How To Keep Squirrels Out Of The Garden

How To Keep Squirrels Out Of The Garden

While sometimes cute to watch, squirrels can cause a lot of damage in the vegetable garden. Here are some easy ways to keep them out of your garden naturally.

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How To Get Rid Of Japanese Beetles And Save Your Garden

How To Get Rid Of Japanese Beetles And Save Your Garden

Oh, the horror! Every year around June, Japanese beetles invade gardens everywhere. They love veggies, herbs, flowers and trees. They can decimate your hard work in a matter of hours!

Here are several methods to help you deal with Japanese beetles.

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5 Simple Steps To Asparagus Beetles Control

5 Simple Steps To Asparagus Beetles Control

It's a shame to lose your asparagus to beetles, after waiting for years to harvest.

Here you'll find ways to set up your asparagus garden for success and keep beetles away.

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How To Get Rid Of Slugs And Snails In The Garden

How To Get Rid Of Slugs And Snails In The Garden

Slimy and yucky, slugs and snails will invade your cabbage patch and eat many of your young and tender vegetable leaves, making holes in them as they go.

Find out how beer will drown them, and how to entice them to a place that's easy for you to access and get rid of them.

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How to Get Rid of Aphids In Your Garden and Indoors

How to Get Rid of Aphids In Your Garden and Indoors

While very damaging, aphids can be controlled quite easily. Find out how to control them both through mechanical means and by inviting beneficial aphid predators.

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How to Get Rid of Squash Bugs Naturally

How to Get Rid of Squash Bugs Naturally

If you ever experienced squash bugs, you'll love these tips for getting rid of them. Don't lose your squash to these nasty bugs! Try my suggestions and continue to enjoy a good harvest.

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Best Squash Vine Borer Treatment - 5 Chemical-Free Options

Best Squash Vine Borer Treatment - 5 Chemical-Free Options

Did you know that covering the squash stems with mulch could save your squash and zucchini plants stay safe from vine borers? Check below for 5 more ways to keep these away from your squash plants.

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How To Get Rid Of Tomato Hornworms Naturally

How To Get Rid Of Tomato Hornworms Naturally

A hornworm can eat your tomato in a matter of hours. They are hungry bugs! Here are some steps you can take to prevent this from happening.

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How To Stop Deer From Eating Hydrangeas (Other Plants Too)

How To Stop Deer From Eating Hydrangeas (Other Plants Too)

There's noting worse than watching your flowers or vegetables take shape, only to disappear as soon as it looks like they're ready to enjoy. Learn how to keep deer out of your flowers and vegetables.

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How To Keep Rabbits Out Of The Garden - 9 Easy Ways

How To Keep Rabbits Out Of The Garden - 9 Easy Ways

Rabbits and garden don't mix well. Here are 9 easy ways to keep them our of your garden beds and keep vegetables for yourself.

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I hope your garden will be safer after reading these pest control guides. If you have a tip you didn’t see here, please share it in a comment below.

Here’s to pest free gardens!

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