Organic Pest Control Strategies for the Garden

Keep pests in their place with these safe products and organic pest control techniques.



An American toad eyes a potato beetle.
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This fierce-looking critter, which is eating aphids, is the larval stage of the familiar ladybeetle.
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In their larval stage, lacewings help prevent aphid outbreaks.
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As adults, lacewings feed on flower nectar.
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A young duck prepares to gobble up a slug.
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Wasps are an excellent ally against garden pests. Many help control common caterpillar pests.
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Some wasps lay eggs in aphids, thereby killing them.
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From left to right: Pest Pistol; Dustin-Mizer; Solo 2-liter sprayer. All products are available from Peaceful Valley Farm and Garden Supply.
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cabbageworm
Cabbageworm
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aphids
Aphids
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scale
Scale
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squashbug
Squash Bug
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beanbeetlelarva
Larval Bean Beetle
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beanbeetleadult
Adult Bean Beetle
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cockroach
Cockroach
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fleabeetle
Flea Beetle
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