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.

Here’s How to Keep Squash Bugs Out of Your Garden

If you're a gourd grower, here's how to keep squash bugs out of your garden so they don't ruin your prize pumpkins or cucumbers.

Illuminating Lightning Bug Facts You Didn’t Know

Get answers to common lightning bug questions. Find out why lightning bugs light up, when lightning bugs come out and...


21 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...


Monarch Eggs or Aphids? How to Tell the Difference

Look closely at your milkweed plants. Learn how to tell the difference between monarch butterfly eggs and aphids.


Canna Leaf Rollers Are the Bugs Eating Your Cannas

Learn about canna leaf rollers, the small garden pests leaving holes in your canna plants, and how to get rid...

6 Fascinating Dragonfly Facts You Should Know

From how many species of dragonflies exist in the world to the unique way they breathe, discover all you need...


Don’t Overlook the Lovely Luna Moth

The pale green wings and long tails of the luna moth make it an especially lovely sight. Learn how to...


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What Is a Hammerhead Worm and Is It Harmful?

If you come across a hammerhead worm in your home or garden, read this before taking action.


7 Fascinating Ladybug Facts You Didn’t Know

Learn interesting ladybug facts, including what bad bugs ladybugs eat and why you want this charming insect in your backyard.


How to Grow a Pollinator Garden

Follow these simple steps and tips to create a gorgeous pollinator garden that butterflies, bees and birds will love to...


How to Attract and Host Mason Bees in a Bee House

Mason bees are very helpful to your garden, and it's easy to attract them to your yard with a bee...


8 Bugs You Should Never Kill in Your Garden

No one likes bugs. Well, unless you're an entomologist. But not all bugs are created equal, especially when it comes...


Spooky Nature: Hickory Horned Devil Caterpillar

The hickory horned devil looks pretty creepy with bright colors, huge eye-spots, and gigantic horns. But this caterpillar turns into...

11 Kinds of Butterflies Worth Knowing

From painted ladies to monarchs and malachite butterflies, you'll want to add all of these kinds of butterflies to your...


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How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs in Your Garden

Stink bugs not only stink but are also tough to kill in your garden and your house. We talked to...


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...

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...