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 Fascinating Monarch Butterfly Facts

Learn interesting facts about monarch butterflies, including how far they fly for migration and how to tell males and females apart.

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.


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.


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.


8 Mosquito-Repelling Plants You Need in Your Backyard ASAP

Why invest in pesticides or bug sprays to control mosquitoes when you can repel them naturally with plants?


5 Basic Butterfly Behaviors to Know

Take your butterfly gardening to the next level by learning some of their most common habits to look for.


7 Illuminating Facts About Fireflies

When the sun goes down, fireflies glow up. Read on to learn more about these extraordinary insects.


7 Creepy Crawly Facts About Spiders

Hone your backyard spidey senses and learn about these garden good guys.


5 Beneficial Bees You Want in Your Garden

Help these good bees thrive in your backyard.


10 Things You Didn’t Know About Ladybugs

Learn why you want this charming insect in your backyard.

My Adventures as a Newbie Beekeeper

Follow this newbie's journey to learn how to get your own backyard abuzz.


Get Up Close and Personal with Mysterious Mantids

Turn over a leaf and meet the intriguing hunters in your backyard.


How Butterflies and Bugs Hibernate

Butterflies and bugs make themselves at home nestled under leaves or hidden beneath tree bark in the backyard.


Monarch Egg or Aphid? How to Tell the Difference

Not sure what you've got on your milkweed plants? Learn to tell the difference between a monarch egg and an...


8 Ways You Can Help Save the Bees

Help the declining pollinator population and become a bee champion.


Types of Butterflies Worth Knowing

From painted ladies to monarchs and malachite butterflies you'll want to add all of these butterflies to your must-see list!