I know there's lots of natural ways to ward off/kill nasty bugs...without causing harm to your pets and other things like butterflies, etc and also things that help your plants/flowers grow better......like egg shells, beer, coffee grounds, etc
Mid-way thru growing (my hostas especially!) get attacked with the buggers and they eat huge holes in the leaves...I'm getting pretty tired of it, too!!
What's some of your best debugging and growing tips for some of us who haven't quite managed a green thumb but are somewhere along the lines of "chartruese" and working on it....lol :]