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What are some vegetable garden pests?

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Ants, aphids, caterpillars, birds, deer, gophers and mealy bugs are common vegetable garden pests. Scales, mice, stink bugs, slugs and snails are additional pests that are known to bother vegetable plants.

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Rotating the types of vegetable plants grown each year can aid in the reduction of pests. To help reduce pest problems, gardeners should plant vegetables that are recommended for the area in which they reside.

Some gardeners use natural remedies to remove pests in the garden. Warm soapy water can kill many insects once they are removed from the plant by hand. The use of row covers aids in the reduction of garden pests, including birds and animals.

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