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  1. 1. Tips for Protecting Corn From Disease, Pests and Animals

    Use these DIY Network tips to keep weeds and insects away from corn crop before harvesting.

  2. 2. Tips for Growing Strawberries

    DIY Network’s gardening experts show you how to have a successful and delicious strawberry crop with a few quick tips.

  3. 3. Pest Control (01:05)

    Chemical-free pest control ideas for insects, snails and deer.

  4. 4. Beneficial Insects

    The DIY experts offer helpful tips on how to keep insect pests from destroying your garden by attracting their natural predators.

  5. 5. Controlling Japanese Beetles

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

  6. 6. Common Garden Pests

    The gardening experts at DIY Network share garden pests and how to properly deal with them.

  7. 7. Harvesting Tips for Squash and Pumpkins

    Protect your squash crop from pests and disease: Let the DIY Network experts show you what to look for and how to treat your plants to ...

  8. 8. The Basics of Home Inspections (01:00)

    Here's what you need to know when looking for a home inspector.

  9. 9. How To Care for Strawberries

    Diseases and pests are an issue with every crop, and strawberries are no exception.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 10. Keeping Ants Out (00:00:21)

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

  11. 11. The Itsy Bitsy Spider Hider (00:00:22)

    Here's an easy tip for keeping spiders away from your home.

  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. Organic Garden Additives

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

  14. 14. Nature's Garden Helpers

    What do birds, ladybug larvae and frogs have in common? They are all nature's partners in ridding the garden of unwanted pests. Read ab...

  15. 15. 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.

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