Pest & Weed Control

Pest & Weed Control

Unless you are the luckiest gardener in the world, controlling pests and weeds is a battle that a gardener has to face every day. The types of pests a gardener may have to deal with would depend on where they are based. The use of pesticide, despite being the most effective way of getting rid of pests and weeds, should be highly discouraged due to the damaging effect it could have on the garden’s ecosystem.

As a group that encourages natural lifestyles, we encourage you to embrace natural control methods that do not require the use of chemicals to eradicate pests. On this page, you can find a list of common garden pests and weeds. Each article highlights a number of natural methods you could use to get rid of pests in the garden or backyard. In the following infographic, learn how to differentiate the good bugs from the bad ones.

Good Bugs vs. Bad Bugs - Garden Pests

Common Garden Pests

Gnats & Fruit Flies
In this article, we learn some great tips on getting rid of gnats and fruit flies. These solutions can work for both indoor and outdoor infestations.

Grasshoppers
Grasshoppers can be quite destructive for your vegetable crops. Check out these 4 effective methods to get rid of grasshoppers.

Groundhogs
Groundhogs can cause all sort of problems in the garden, especially by destabilizing the ground soil. Check out these methods to deter groundhogs from your garden.

Slugs & Snails
Slugs and snails may appear somewhat harmless but an infestation could cause a great deal of damage to your garden plants. Try these tips to keep these pests away.

Ants
The last thing you want in your backyard is an ant infestation, which can be very hard to get rid of. Try these natural remedies to keep the ants away.

Cabbage Worms
Like many caterpillars, cabbage worms can deal a great amount of damage to the leaves of crops like cauliflower and cabbages. Get rid of these unwanted visitors now.

Common Garden Weeds

Garden Weeds
Certain weeds and grass species can be problematic, especially if they take away all the important nutrients and water. Try out these methods to prevent grass and weed from growing on your garden bed.

Wild Mushrooms
Wild mushrooms may appear enticing but can be potentially dangerous to your children and pets. Learn why they appear and how you can get rid of them using home remedies.

Other Household Pests

Bed Bugs
Bed bugs are one of the worst pests to deal with. Check out our guide to learn how to identify these blood-sucking pests and remedies for removing them.

Mosquitoes
Whether it’s at home or in the backyard, there are methods you can use on your own to get rid of those pesky mosquitoes.

Fleas
A flea infestation can grow quickly without immediate intervention. Use one of these natural methods to get rid of fleas. Also, find out the most common ways they enter the household.

Roaches
Cockroaches are one of the most resilient pests in the world. Try applying a few of our natural DIY methods to deter roaches from roaming your property.

Head Lice
Prevent a head lice outbreak in your neighborhood. Check out our tips to get rid of head lice and nits using natural methods.

Silver Fish
While they may seem harmless, silver fish bugs can damage your home, especially if you let an outbreak occur.

Cats
Neighborhood cats roaming your garden? Make your garden a place that cats don’t like by trying the highlighted methods.