Specific Pests and How to Control Them

In this section we describe common garden pests and how to recognize and manage them.



Research taken from:

  • Rodale’s Chemical-Free Yard & Garden, the Ultimate Authority on Successful Organic Gardening
  • Organic Plant Protection, ed. Roger B Yepsen, Jr.


  • If your pest problem does not appear here, or you want more information, please visit these links:



  • Beyond Pesticides
  • Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticide
  • Common Garden Pests

  • Peach Borer
  • Squash Borer
  • Apple Maggot
  • Codling Moth
  • Spotted Cucumber Beetle
  • Striped Cucumber Beetle
  • Squash Bug
  • June Beetle
  • Japanese Beetle
  • Colorado Potato Beetle
  • Asparagus Beetle
  • Elm Leaf Beetle
  • Gypsy Moth
  • Cabbage Maggot
  • Cabbage Worm
  • Corn Earworm
  • European Corn Borer
  • { 2 comments… read them below or add one }

    Feriba Grimes April 18, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    What about carpenter bees and termites ? They are trying to eat my house and and anything outside that is made of wood.Is there a natural way to control them ?

    mel April 20, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    What can be done about crawdads? Also known as crawfish or crayfish.

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