Garden bugs in the backyard are not always a bad thing. We’re breaking down the good, the bad and the ugly so you can keep harmful garden insect pests away.
Apply to Sponsor-a-Hive to Help Native Bees
The Bee Conservancy's Sponsor-a-Hive program gives schools and community groups the opportunity to get a free bee house to help...
5 Silk Moths That Might be in Your Backyard
Discover the amazing silk moths you can expect to find in the garden. See photos of silk moths and learn...
7 Natural Ways to Keep Bees and Wasps Away From Hummingbird Feeders
Bugs be gone! Discover seven smart and easy ways to keep bees and wasps away from your hummingbird feeders, without...
How to Grow a Pollinator Garden
Follow these simple steps to create a gorgeous pollinator garden that butterflies, bees and birds will love to visit. Get...
How to Get Rid of Mealybugs on Plants
Gardening expert Melinda Myers shares her sure-fire tips on how to get rid of mealybugs. Also learn how to get...
How to Get Rid of Indoor Plant Bugs
Learn effective tips on how to treat, eliminate and prevent indoor plant bugs, including aphids, mites, fungus gnats and more.
6 Fascinating Facts About Cecropia Moths
Discover everything you need to know about the cecropia moth, one of the largest and most beautiful moths in America.
Meet the Colorful Moths You Can See During Daytime
Learn more about the bright, colorful moths you can see in your backyard any time of day.
Keep Yellow Jacket Nests Out of Birdhouses Without Using Pesticides
Pesticides can harm birds. So here’s a better way to keep yellow jacket nests out of birdhouses without using chemicals.
7 Fascinating Monarch Butterfly Facts
Learn interesting facts about monarch butterflies, including how far they fly for migration and how to tell males and females...
Plant a Caterpillar Cafe in Your Butterfly Garden
Add a mix of flowering shrubs, annuals and perennials to attract hungry caterpillars to visit your butterfly garden.
7 Sweet Facts About Honeybees
Get answers to frequently asked questions about these honey producing pollinators.
How to Build a DIY Bug Hotel
Learn how to create a DIY bug hotel where your beneficial backyard insects can put all six feet up and...
Quiz: How Many Types of Caterpillars Can You Identify?
Whether you’re a bug expert or new to the world of insects, scroll through our quiz and see how many...
The Ultimate Guide to Growing Milkweed for Monarch Butterflies
Help monarch butterflies thrive by growing the one plant they need the most: milkweed.
6 Key Differences Between Bees and Wasps
Use this handy guide to know whether it's a bee or wasp buzzing through your backyard.
7 Fascinating Bumblebee Facts You Should Know
Get to know interesting facts about these important pollinators, including where bumblebees live and the differences between bumblebees and honeybees.
5 Easy Ways to Help the Bees
Native bees and honeybees are struggling in many places. Make the effort to help bees and other pollinators in your...
Enjoy the Backyard Benefits of a Moon Garden
Learn what to plant for nighttime beauty and why moon gardens are so beneficial for pollinators such as moths, bats...
12 Home Remedies for Bug Bites That Actually Work
If you're looking to relieve the sting and itch of bug bites without the use of harsh chemicals, give these...
10 Natural Ways to Eliminate Garden Insect Pests
Looking for ways to eliminate garden insect pests, without resorting to pesticides? Get our tips for controlling harmful garden bugs,...
Grow Milkweed for Monarch Butterflies in 5 Simple Steps
Help monarchs thrive by growing their favorite food in your yard.
Got Holes in Your Leafy Greens? You Have Cabbage Worms
Learn how to use organic solutions to protect your leafy green garden plants from damaging cabbage worms.