Attracting Beneficial Insects
Ira Wallace inspires us to create flowering, native plant habitat in our gardens. Learn how to identify plants that are 'user-friendly' to the bugs that help keep our gardens healthy.
Readers report on the types of flowers they grow to attract pollinators and other beneficial insects.
Suddenly it seems like spiders are everywhere, which makes many people uneasy. Fear not! Autumn's awesome arachnids can be fun to watch and easy to capture using no-touch methods.
Find out what your options are for getting orange Asian lady beetles out of your house.
Learn how to encourage good pollinators when growing plants under row covers to keep out the bad bugs.
Forget pesticides or kerosene. Instead, smother badly placed yellow jacket nests with a translucent cover.
The 2008 fall monarch migration is underway, with better resources than ever for tracking the progress of these miraculous butterflies.
Tired of pests? Here are five tips for knocking ‘em back without resorting to pesticides and toxic chemicals.
There are many logical reasons for adding flowers to your vegetable garden: attracting beneficials, crop diversity, companion-planting, barriers and healthy soil. But perhaps their beauty does not need to be rationalized at all!
Maddy Harland explains how to make light work of establishing the ground layer in a forest garden, create a wildlife habitat and control pests all at the same time.
Tips on wasps and ways to get rid of nests around your house or property.
Brown marmorated stink bugs have quickly become an invasive insect in the Unites States. Find out how to indentify the stink bugs, control stink bugs in your garden and rid them from your home.
One small brown bat can eat several thousand insects each night. Install a bat house and invite them to feast in your yard.
Western culture has taught us to eat all the wrong things for all the wrong reasons.
This spring when the pests arrive in your garden try this radical strategy - Do nothing!
The good, the bad and the ugly of a nice mild winter and its effects on the homestead in 2012.
Learn how bats can be beneficial for organic farmers, dramatically reducing the need for costly and harmful pesticides.
Yellow jackets can pose a threat to honeybees. If yellow jackets have built a nest in your yard, here's a recipe for a natural, non-toxic solution that will get rid of them. Please share your own recommendations too!