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Keep Bugs Away

Pest Control Tool Box

Identify the Pest

Look Closely and Keep Records

Decide if the Pest is a Problem

Choose the Safest Treatments

Different Ways to Keep Pests Away

Keep it Clean

Block Their Way

Use Your Hands

Let Nature Help

Chemical Uses

bugs awayUse Your Hands

These actions either directly kill the pest or make it very difficult for them to survive. For instance, turning the soil in your garden over with a hoe can expose garden pests to birds that may eat them. You can also get rid of snails, slugs and unwanted caterpillars by handpicking them off the plant. Another method would be to use a strong spray of water to remove aphids from plants.