How To Use Castile Soap For Aphids

Pure Castile soap spray are one of the basics in a homemade insecticidal soap spray

Gardening is a wonderful and productive hobby. But it can be frustrating to watch the fruits of your labor get destroyed by pests.  When that happens, you have to make

How To Control Black Bean Aphids

Aphid colony Aphis fabae

Aphidoidea, or aphids, are small insects that feed by sucking on plant sap. These soft-bodied creatures are “true bugs” because they are equipped with a specialized mouth solely to withdraw

How To Get Rid Of Gnats With Dawn Dish Soap

Use Dawn Dish soap to get rid of gnats

Many refer to any small, pesky, flying insects as gnats. Often, these pests are gnats and sometimes flies. Either way, they are burdensome to have in the home.  Luckily, there

Does Neem Oil Kill Caterpillars?

Caterpillars on leaves

Caterpillars can be a big problem for organic gardeners. Depending upon the type of caterpillar, they can destroy ornamental plants, vegetables, and even shrubs and trees. While it’s possible to

How To Get Rid Of Caterpillars On Plants Naturally

caterpillars feeding on leaf

As any gardener knows, caterpillars can equal disaster for an otherwise healthy plant. Caterpillars have a voracious appetite, munching on leaves, vegetables, and flowers. Until there’s nothing left. If you

Does Diatomaceous Earth Kill Hornworms?

Leaves of Tomato being devoured by Hornworm

Will Diatomaceous Earth kill hornworms? The fact is, Diatomaceous Earth (DE) can be effective as one of many organic pest control tools used against hornworms. But, it is not effective

How To Make Garlic Spray For Plant Pests

Thumb presses on fresh garlic dispenser

Can you use a garlic spray for pests? A popular part of folklore, it was believed the pungent smell of garlic confused the noses of vampires, lycanthropes, and other creatures

How To Kill Aphids On Petunias

Petunia bloom with Aphids

So you want to get rid of aphids on petunias? For the most part, petunias grow without facing significant challenges from pests. As with other things, there are exceptions to

How To Get Rid Of Mealybugs On Ponytail Palm

mealybugs in crown of ponytail palm

Mealybugs are a frustrating pest in any circumstance, but when it comes to houseplants they can become a true nightmare.  The ponytail palm (Beaucarnea recurvata) are especially vulnerable, as these

What Are Soil Mites – Friend or Foe?

man holding soil

When you walk in a wooded setting, you’ll see lots of organic matter on the ground.  Leaves, pine needles, mushrooms, and decaying branches and logs are everywhere.  Soil mites are

How To Get Rid Of Tomato Worms [10 WAYS]

Tomato worms or tomato hornworm Manduca quinquemaculata is a very common green caterpillar in North America. This tomato caterpillar eats a wide variety of popular veggie host plants including members of the

How To Get Rid Of Caterpillars On Plants

Have you ever wondered – “How To get rid of caterpillars eating leaves in your garden”? Caterpillars represent the immature (larval stage) in the life cycle of moths and butterflies.