How to Identify and Remove Common Pests

By: HomeFirst Certified
August 03, 2011

Lily Beetle - Lilioceris lilii
Gardens are a colorful and fun way to get your yard to ‘pop’. Although you can’t avoid getting dirty while gardening, you can avoid having pests that linger in plants. Regardless if you have a flower garden or an edible garden, bugs will want to get their fair share of the greenery.

There are many different types of pests you’ll find in your garden, and that means there are different ways to get rid of these pests. Don’t worry, you don’t always have to use chemicals to get rid of garden bugs, which really isn’t good for your plants or the soil they live in. From adding natural predators to your garden to changing the biological climate, the options are quite simple and innovative for a pest-free and environmentally friendly garden.

To help you identify the type of pests ‘bugging’ your garden and a few options to getting rid of them, HGTV.com has a colorful slideshow with simple descriptions. Just click through and take a look and you’ll be on your way to a pest-free garden!

Photo Credit: Adrian Paine

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