Pests happen in a garden. There’s no getting around it. But that doesn’t mean you have to resort to harsh chemicals. Natural pest control utilizes organic methods for dealing with pests.

This means fewer synthetic chemicals in your food and less risk of wiping out the population of beneficial bugs.

Dealing with garden pests naturally can include the concept of companion planting, controlling pest populations manually, or treating with organic pest killers.

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