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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.

Plant attack and destroyed by worms

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)Amazon buy buttonThe Organic Gardener\'s Handbook of Natural Pest and Disease Control - book coverThe Organic Gardener’s Handbook of Natural Pest and Disease Control: A Complete Guide to Maintaining a Healthy Garden and Yard the Earth-Friendly Way Amazon buy button

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 GardenAmazon buy buttonGood 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 Amazon buy buttonGood Garden Bugs: Everything You Need to Know about Beneficial Predatory InsectsEverything You Need to Know about Beneficial Predatory InsectsAmazon buy buttonBees, 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 HelpersAmazon buy button

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.

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!

Collage of garden pest images: snail, beetles, aphids, deer, and hornworm

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