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.

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...


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...


All About Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterflies and Caterpillars

Find out what eastern tiger swallowtail butterflies and their caterpillars look like and the best host plants to attract them.


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.


6 Pictures That Will Change the Way You Look At Moths

Butterflies may get all the glory, but these reader pictures of moths prove that some are just as beautiful and...


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.


4 Beneficial Insects You Want to See in Your Garden

These good bugs are ready to lend a helping hand in your yard and garden by keeping the destructive and...


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.

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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...


How to Get Rid of the 10 Worst Garden Insects

As if weeds and weird weather weren't bad enough, gardeners also have to face insect pests. Here's a look at...


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.