Category Archives: Pests & Problems

Useful information about the insects in your garden, what they are, what they look like, the best way to combat slugs, all natural insect repellants, beneficial insects, control powdery mildew as well as a listing of toxic plants.

How to Keep Cats and Dogs Out of The Garden

Do the neighborhood kitties think your garden is their own personal litter box? Does your dog think you plowed up all that nice soft dirt just to make a great spot to bury her tennis ball? Here are some easy and time tested tips for keeping those otherwise adorable critters out of your garden, so...
Read more

How to Keep Deer Out of The Garden

Well, the word has gotten out. The deer know you have started another buffet of green delicacies.  Word spreads fast in the forest and it won't be long before these uninvited guests will arrive at  your garden gate. (more…)...
Read more

6 Ways to Keep Spiders Out of Your House

Spiders tend to receive negative attention for being the creepy crawlers we see in scary movies. However, out of the approximately 3,000 species of spiders in North America, only 10 to 20 make their way inside the home and only two groups – the recluse and widow spiders – are considered dangerous to humans. The...
Read more

Keeping Cats Out of Your Home Vegetable Garden

What a better way to see the fruits of your labor then to grow a vegetable garden, right? You spend countless hours making sure you do everything right so that the fruit and vegetables you harvest are the best tasting you have ever grown. Read more

Four Methods to Control Aphids

In most parts of the world, aphids are the number cause of plant damage among harmful insects. They come in a wide range and variety of sizes and colors, depending upon where you live, and eat just about everything. Aphids will work over a plant, reproducing at a great rate and when the plant they...
Read more

Indoor Plant Insects – Spider Mites and Mealybugs

When we start thinking of house plants, the idea of indoor plant insects does not usually occur to us. Unfortunately, there are a few insects that attack indoor plants. Like their outdoor counterparts, these indoor insects are destructive to the plants that they inhabit. Also like their outdoor counterparts, as soon as the symptoms of...
Read more