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Common Garden Pests

Learn what to look for when your vegetables show signs of pest problems.

By Colleen Supan

June 14, 2011

You've recently noticed the leaves on your cantaloupe have a strange trail on them and your plums have deep, dark holes. These are signs of a starving alien invader giving in to its needs on your fruits and vegetables. We all want to rid our gardens of these hungry mini beasts, but we don't want to use poison to do it.

Watch the slide show of the eight most commonly spotted and easily recognized garden pests and then click on our Garden Pest Guide for a more comprehensive look at these insects. For more information, visit our guide on organic pest control.

Click here for our Garden Pest Guide for a more comprehensive look at these pests.

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Spider mites, along with white flies, can be very devastating indoors!
Dante, Hyde Park, MA
Posted: 10/27/2013 4:09:41 PM
Great info! I have been having problems with bugs eating my cantalopes/ veggie bushes!! Urgh!
Christine, Grove City, OH
Posted: 8/2/2012 8:32:14 PM
Good info, but please take the earwig off! :) It creeps me out to see that every time I log on. LOL
Molly, Bay City, MI
Posted: 7/18/2011 9:15:33 AM
@Galadriel, Lothlorien: The article explains some organic ways to get rid of these bugs one way or another.
mo, long beach, CA
Posted: 6/27/2011 3:37:50 PM
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