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Top 46 Pests Projects

  1. 1. Controlling Pests and Diseases on Pea Plants

    DIY Network experts tell you how to protect and maintain pea plants from pests and diseases by taking a few simple, effective steps.

  2. 2. Preventative Pest Control Tips (03:52)

    Keep uninvited winter pests out of your home with this easy dime test.

  3. 3. Integrated Pest Management

    An integrated pest management program employs the least environmentally toxic pest controls first before any chemical is used. The DIY ...

  4. 4. Organic Gardening (05:26)

    Here are basic tips on the tools and techniques of organic gardening.

  5. 5. Fertilizers, Pests and Harvesting Techniques for Squash

    Once squash starts to emerge, maximize the output of your plants -- and protect them from predators -- with these easy tips from DIY Ne...

  6. 6. Tips on Protecting the Garden From Pests

    Keep critters away from your growing carrots with these simple yet effective tactics from DIY Network.

  7. 7. Scarecrow Sprinkler

    The DIY Network shows you a great earth-friendly product that scares away pests and waters your garden at the same time.

  8. 8. How To Install an Electric Fence

    Learn how to install a shocking but harmless electric fence.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  9. 9. Growing and Harvesting Kohlrabi, Yardlong Beans and White Eggplant

    DIY experts offer some growing tips and harvesting hints to help maximize the yield of kohlrabi, yardlong-bean and white-eggplant crops...

  10. 10. Controlling Japanese Beetles

    Learn the most common approaches for dealing with Japanese beetles in this expert article from DIY Network.

  11. 11. Organic Garden Additives

    Instead of using store-bought chemicals, organic gardeners take a simpler approach to fertilizers, pesticides and fungicides. DIY exper...

  12. 12. Diseases, Insects and Animals

    These three things constantly threaten gardens. DIY experts offer some effective tactics for keeping these threats at bay.

  13. 13. Keeping Ants Out (00:00:21)

    Check out these eco-friendly ways to keep ants from invading your home.

  14. 14. How to Add Soil Amendments and Critter Fencing

    Learn how to improve the soil by adding nutrients, and how to build a simple fence.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  15. 15. Breezy Living Garage Screens (00:01:29)

    Breezy Living's screen system turns a garage into a livable outdoor space.

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