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Home Pest and Disease Directory

Identifying the problem is the first step in finding an earth-friendly way to reduce — or even eliminate — the damage caused by garden pests. Check the list below for the most common causes of garden problems.

Keep in mind that the 95 percent of garden visitors are either helpful or harmless. Beneficial insects include ladybugs, lacewings and many others. Learn more in the article Most Bugs are Good Bugs.

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What’s more, don’t forget the pollinators. Bees, moths, butterflies, wasps and beetles all play a role in pollination. Learn more in the article All About Pollinators.

Below: Colorado potato beetle eggs, larvae, and adult beetle.

Last updated: 07/28/2021

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