There's nothing more discouraging to a gardener than having a whole crop of your favorite vegetable wiped out by pests. Worse still, once those hungry insects have found your garden, they're likely to come back year after year. But don't give up hope. All is not lost. You can take your garden back from insect pests, and you don't even need to resort to using chemical pesticides.
These 12 garden pests cause the most damage (and the most grief) in home vegetable gardens. Conquer this "dirty dozen," and you'll have a more abundant harvest year after year. Learn to recognize each pest, as well as the signs and symptoms of an infestation. Then take action by following the control measures outlined for that insect.
|Colorado Potato Beetle||Cabbage Looper||Bronzed Cutworm and Other Cutworms||Bean Leaf Beetle|
|Aphids||Cucumber Beetles||Squash Vine Borer||Squash Bug|
|Flea Beetles||European Corn Borer||Asparagus Beetles||Tomato and Tobacco Hornworms|
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