Gardening anywhere means dealing with the inevitable pests. In the upper Midwest, this means everything from invasive beetles to ordinary aphids to lawn churning moles. Learn some Midwest insect identification and how to recognize invasive pests and larger animals to protect your garden. Knowing what’s in your garden is the first step. Common and Persistent Pests When it comes to the most familiar bugs in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, and Iowa, there are plenty of common species that most gardeners see: Invasive Pests in the Midwest Among the many Minnesota bugs and insects of Iowa that could harm your plants are invasive species: Midwest Mammal Pests Whether or not you consider these native mammals to be pests depends on how much you love your turf lawn. Some would argue they were here first, but they can certainly do some damage to your hard-earned lawn: Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota insects and […]
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