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.

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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...

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...

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What Is This Moth That Looks Like a Hummingbird?

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

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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...

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...

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...

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.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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?