Dealing with pests is never fun, but these guides can help you get rid of the pests in your garden organically and easily. Plus, some guides on integrated pest management to help avoid infestations in the first place!

How to Get Rid of Whiteflies

How to Get Rid of Whiteflies

Whiteflies are exactly what their name implies – small, white, flying insects that are closely related to aphids and mealybugs. Often discovered on the undersides of leaves, these bugs easily blend…
How to Get Rid of Weevils

How to Get Rid of Weevils

Weevils are a type of beetle. Adult weevils eat plant leaves during the spring and summer months. However, weevil larvae that feast on plant roots over the fall and winter…
How to Get Rid of Sawflies

How to Get Rid of Sawflies

Sawflies are yet another common garden insect that we see nearly every day on the farm. Closely related to ants, bees, and wasps, the name “sawfly” refers to the shape…
How to Get Rid of Nematodes

How to Get Rid of Nematodes

The name “nematode” refers to any of several thousand species of parasite also commonly known as roundworms. While many species of nematodes are pests, some are actually beneficial to the…
How to Get Rid of Lace Bugs

How to Get Rid of Lace Bugs

Lace bugs, known formally as Tingidae, refers to any of over two thousand species of a small North American insect that thrives on flowering plants. Lace bugs are tiny, often…
How to Get Rid of Thrips

How to Get Rid of Thrips

Thrips, known officially as Thysanoptera, are a nuisance pest common to both indoor as well as outdoor growing areas. Thrips thrive off of the internal juices of plants, but not…
How to Get Rid of Spider Mites

How to Get Rid of Spider Mites

While not technically insects but rather a type of arachnid, spider mites are a common nuisance for both indoor and outdoor gardeners. Nearly microscopic, the many varied species of the…
How to Get Rid of Russet and Broad Mites

How to Get Rid of Russet and Broad Mites

Broad Mites or Russet Mites are two types of similar bugs that are especially common when growing cannabis. Are you experiencing dead, brown buds? We know the horror. While it…
How to Get Rid of Rats & Mice

How to Get Rid of Rats & Mice

So you think you may have rats or mice in your garden, greenhouse, or indoor growing space? While this is one of the more common pests to confront, rats and…
How to Get Rid of Root Aphids

How to Get Rid of Root Aphids

Root aphids – a cousin of standard green or stem-and-leaf aphids – belong to the family Phylloxera, and typically exist at or below the soil line. They are a prominent…
How to Get Rid of Powdery Mildew

How to Get Rid of Powdery Mildew

The term “Powdery Mildew” is used to refer to a group of several species of fungus that are spread from plant to plant via spores that travel in the wind.…
How to Get Rid of Maggots

How to Get Rid of Maggots

Maggots are just another name for the larvae of a fly. Female flies, who live around one month, will typically lay anywhere from 500 to 2000 eggs in groups of…
How to Get Rid of Mealybugs

How to Get Rid of Mealybugs

Have you ever discovered a substance on your plant that looks very similar to white cotton? This could very well be evidence of a mealybug infestation. Quite common indoors and…
How to Get Rid of Leaf Miners

How to Get Rid of Leaf Miners

The name “Leaf Miner” is used to refer to the larval or maggot stage of an insect that feeds upon the leaves and greenery of many valuable garden crops, including…
How to Get Rid of Gophers

How to Get Rid of Gophers

Gophers are undoubtedly one of the more frustrating critters to encounter on the garden or farm. Though quite adorable, these plump, beaver-like animals are typically just under a foot long…
How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

Often no larger than the size of a pin, fruit flies can be one great big nuisance! While there are few sights more appealing than that of a bowl of…
How to Get Rid of Deer

How to Get Rid of Deer

Deer are not often regarded as “pests”. More often than not, these graceful creatures are appreciated as one of the many gifts of nature. Rarely are we lucky enough to…
How to Get Rid of Crickets & Grasshoppers

How to Get Rid of Crickets & Grasshoppers

Many gardeners experience the nuisance of crickets and/or grasshoppers in and around their homes every summer. If you have bugs indoors, you likely call an exterminator. If you have a garden…
How to Get Rid of Cutworms

How to Get Rid of Cutworms

Cutworms are the larvae of several species of nocturnal moth. They live under the soil, in high grass and weeds, or under piles of debris. Their eggs, which can be…
How to Get Rid of Caterpillars

How to Get Rid of Caterpillars

While the majority of caterpillars will develop into beautiful butterflies that we all love, the threat of these critters chowing down on your plants is one many growers prefer to…
How to Get Rid of Aphids

How to Get Rid of Aphids

Unfortunately, you may run into problems with aphids in either your indoor or outdoor grow. To spot them, turn the leaves over on your plants, you’ll see oval-shaped bugs, which…
How to Get Rid of Beetles

How to Get Rid of Beetles

Beetles are pretty annoying to have in your garden. Not only will they eat away your plants’ foliage, blossoms and more, but the females will also lay eggs on the…
How to Get Rid of Birds in the Garden

How to Get Rid of Birds in the Garden

Oh, the songs they sing! We all love birds, but at times they may become a problem in the garden. Whether you’re trying to harvest seeds or avoid them from…
Preventing Bud Rot/Mold

Preventing Bud Rot/Mold

It is quite possible to find mold on your buds. And, unfortunately, it can happen whether you’re indoors, in a greenhouse or outdoors. However, you can also prevent it most…
How to Get Rid of Fungus Gnats

How to Get Rid of Fungus Gnats

When it comes to fungus gnats, they are annoying no matter where they end up. The chances of you running into a fungus gnat issue outdoors are pretty slim, as…
How to Get Rid of Ants

How to Get Rid of Ants

When it comes to ants, you may find them popping up in more places than just your garden. With a number of different kinds of ants, you may experience ant…
Using Enzyme Solutions in the Garden

Using Enzyme Solutions in the Garden

What are enzymes? For those of us who managed to skip chemistry class, let’s start with an explanation of what enzymes are and what they do. First off, enzymes are…
Using Beneficial Indigenous Microorganisms

Using Beneficial Indigenous Microorganisms

Whether you are into organic gardening, natural farming, or permaculture, you believe in certain practices and goals, such as using techniques and materials that are fully sustainable, supporting our planet…
Using Fermented Fruit Juice

Using Fermented Fruit Juice

Just as fermented plant juice is used to enhance the soil and increase production of leafy plants in gardens, fermented fruit juice is used to increase sweetness and yield of…
Using Bokashi

Using Bokashi

In many ways, the types of garden amendments that you use are limited only by your creativity and willingness to experiment with innovative ideas. Recently, bokashi has entered the organic…
How to Use Fermented Plant Extract

How to Use Fermented Plant Extract

Humans have been seeking out ways to add fertility to their garden plants since the beginning of agriculture. Today it couldn’t be simpler to buy a bottle of instant plant…
How to Make Lactobacillus

How to Make Lactobacillus

Lactobacillus is a wonderful microorganism that can be used around the house, for animals and for our purpose the garden! The process to make LABS takes a few weeks but…
How to Use Effective Microorganisms

How to Use Effective Microorganisms

Organic gardening is a difficult process of deciding between dozens of soil additives to find what makes sense for you. If you need to rely on just on special additive…
Botanical Tea to Repel Pests

Botanical Tea to Repel Pests

Are your daffodils looking a little droopy? Do your irises need an infusion of nutrients to perk them up? They might benefit from a homemade botanical tea spray. Botanical tea…
Repel Pests With Neem Oil

Repel Pests With Neem Oil

For most organic gardeners, unwanted pests are a necessary evil that needs to be dealt with to keep your plants healthy. Though techniques like planting bug-hated plants like marigolds can…

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