Pests

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Which bugs and insects are good for my garden?

While many of us might think of the tiny things that creep and crawl around our property as a nuisance to be squished, the truth is that many of them are the unsung heroes of the gardening world. 

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HomeServe

The Bug Files: Know the enemy attacking your greenhouse

There’s a titanic battle going on in your greenhouse.

While your pretty plants are popping up, pesky pests are ready to take them down. From weevils to whitefly – everyone’s looking for a slice of your harvest; nibbling leaves, sucking sap and causing a general all-round nuisance.

Fear not, we’ve got the lowdown on the perpetrators, and how to fight back…

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Alys Fowler

Controlling pests and disease in your garden

A healthy garden has pests and diseases, sometimes lots, sometimes just a few. Many things that are pests to us are food for something else. They are part of the ecosystem and a healthy garden can sustain them without damage.

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Alys Fowler

Ways to control slugs and snails in your garden

You can control slugs and snails with any kind of bait, organic or traditional. Explore all the options with Alys.

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Kitchen

How to deter mice and rats from your home

Mice and rats are not pests you want to see around the home, here's how you can put them off stopping by.

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Kitchen

Facts about ants

Although ants are generally harmless, they don't make pleasant house guests. Read our guide for practical tips on how to get rid of them from your home.

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Kitchen

Facts about mice

Mice are nimble little creatures, so if there's a mouse in your house you may want to know a bit more about what makes it tick.

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