Garden Bugs

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.

7 Natural Ways to Keep Bees and Ants Away From Hummingbird Feeders

Pests be gone! Discover seven smart ways to keep bees, wasps and ants away from your hummingbird feeders.

12 Pictures That Will Change the Way You Look At Moths

Butterflies may get all the glory, but these pretty moth pictures prove that some species of moths are just as...


How to Control a Japanese Beetle Infestation

Say goodbye to Japenese beetles in your garden! Follow a garden expert's tips for effective Japanese beetle control.


How to Get Rid of Slugs and Snails in the Garden

Stop slugs and snails from chewing on your garden. Learn how to get rid of slugs and snails for good....


How to Make a DIY Butterfly Puddler

Learn why butterflies are attracted to puddles, which ones you might see in soggy areas, and how to create a...

Praying Mantis: Fierce and Fascinating Garden Bugs

A praying mantis eats mosquitoes and flies. Learn about praying mantis eggs and babies and how to attract these garden...


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Get Rid of Wasp Nests in Birdhouses Without Pesticides

Pesticides can harm birds so here's a better way to get rid of wasp nests in birdhouses without using dangerous...

11 Pictures That Will Change How You See Bugs

Never think of bugs as creepy or crawly again! These pictures of bugs show how amazing (and beautiful) these creatures...


Parsley Caterpillar: Garden Friend or Foe?

Did you see a worm crawling on your parsley plants? Don't panic. Learn about the parsley caterpillar and the butterflies...


The Best (and Easiest) Spittlebug Treatment

Noticed frothy looking "spit" foam on your plants? You've got spittlebugs! Learn a simple spittlebug treatment that will get rid...


Annual and Periodical Cicadas: What You Should Know

The "Brood X" periodical cicadas emerged this past spring, but annual cicadas are present every year. Learn about both types...

17 Best Flowers That Attract Bees

Create an ideal pollinator habitat by growing the plants and flowers bees love most. Plant these flowers that attract bees.


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Myths and Facts About Butterfly Host Plants

It takes more than nectar to increase the variety of species in your garden. Learn about butterfly host plants and...


How to Help the Bees: 6 Easy Ways

You've heard the news—native bees and honeybees are struggling in many places. Learn how to help the bees with these...


See What a Sphinx Moth Caterpillar and Pupa Looks Like

Here's how to identify sphinx moth caterpillars and sphinx moth pupa in your garden. Learn what to look for in...


Sphinx Moths, the Stars of the Evening Garden

A sphinx moth tends to appear in the late afternoon and evening, and often visits night-blooming flowers. Here are some...

Moth vs Butterfly: How to Tell the Difference

Many people think moths are the nighttime equivalent of butterflies, but it’s not quite that simple. Learn the differences between...


All About Garden Moths: Important Pollinators

Learn essential facts about garden moths and how to identify them. Plus, see photos of some of the most beautiful...


What Is This Moth That Looks Like a Hummingbird?

Backyard gardeners are often puzzled when they spot a moth that looks like a hummingbird. Experts reveal the identity of...


How to Identify a Hummingbird Clearwing Moth

Learn how to spot a hummingbird clearwing moth and how to attract these unique pollinators to your garden with nectar...


10 Interesting Facts About Hummingbird Moths

A hummingbird moth can easily be mistaken for a hummingbird because they look and act similar. Learn more about what...


How to Get Rid of Aphids on Milkweed Plants

Say goodbye to aphids in your garden! Follow these easy tips from a garden expert to take care of aphids...


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Vermicomposting: A Beginner’s Guide

Try composting with worms to create a vermicompost superfood for your garden!


Use an Ant Moat for Your Hummingbird Feeders

Do ants keep crawling into your sugar water and other bird food? Learn how to use an ant moat for...

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Will a Praying Mantis Eat Hummingbirds?

Watch your feeders and flowers for a surprising hummingbird predator. Find out how to protect your hummingbirds from a praying...


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...


What Gardeners Should Know About the Cabbage White Butterfly

Learn how to identify a cabbage white butterfly. Discover what they eat, where they live and how to save your...


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...