• When you see bugs on your plants, it’s tempting to go with a “squish/spray first, ask questions later” response. But insects can be our friends or our enemies in the garden, so it’s important first to figure out what you’re dealing with before acting. Are the bugs actually eating or otherwise harming your plants? If it turns out that you do have “bad” bugs you want to get rid of, the best method for helping you figure out what to do is called Integrated Pest Management (IPM). IPM relies on cultural, physical, biological, and chemical tools, used in a way that targets the least toxic options necessary to do the job. Here’s how to put this approach to work for you.

    You can use IPM to eliminate bugs on any of your flowering plants, trees, shrubs, and vegetables. Just follow these steps with each type of garden bug you encounter, going in order until you reach the control level effective for dealing with the problem.

    Read the full article here: https://www.bhg.com/gardening/pests/insects-diseases-weeds/how-to-get-rid-of-bugs-in-your-garden/

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