When it comes to gardening, not all insects are bad. For a natural pest control solution, consider welcoming beneficial insects or one of the other DIY pest control options outlined in this infographic.
The graphic, from First Choice Environmental, highlights some of the bugs that destroy your garden -- and the "good" insects that feed on those garden pests. You can either order them or, as the graphic shows, use insectary plants to lure the beneficial insects. The graphic also provides a few details on using row covers and diatomaceous earth.
The info here might be old news for experienced gardeners, but for hapless beginners like me, good to know.