As you probably already know not all garden insects are bad… unfortunately reaching for pesticides not only kills the bad insects but also the beneficial ones, so don’t do it. Most people can tell when their crops are under attack. For those who struggle… immediate signs of shrivelled, miss shaped or chewed up leaves is a dead giveaway. Here are some simple tips on how to be rid of these unwanted pests without using any harmful pesticides.Isolate the plantThe plant is overrun and if its near other plants the most important thing to do is to get it away to stop the pests spreading. This is easier said than done as many plants are sown directly into the ground, rather than in containers. Meaning you can’t really move them… however if you have a potted plant that is plagued by pests… make sure to move it to a remote place away from all other plants.Hose it offNot the most accurate solution however this will be sure to get some of them. Simply hose the infected areas and make sure to kill any visible bugs on the plant or around the plant.All-natural pesticidesThere are many recipes for all-natural pesticides on the internet the one that has the most results and is quickest to make is garlic spray.To make a strong garlic spray, you will need 2 bulbs of garlic and about half a pint of water. Crush the garlic and add to a bowl, bring the water to a boil. Once boiled pour the water over the garlic and cover. Leave it to sit over night for the garlic to work its magic. That’s it, homemade natural insect replant. The garlic spray can be made even stronger with ingredients that can be found in the kitchen cupboard. Add some hot crushed pepper or a chilli sauce, this will really drive your pests crazy.Spray plants daily and also after every bit of rainfall as this washes it off, make sure to spray underneath leaves as this is where many like to lay eggs.Remove pests by handThis method works very well for dealing with large, easy-to-spot bugs like caterpillars or beetles, but it’s certainly not recommended for squeamish gardeners. After all, you'll need dispatch the bugs in a jar of soapy water or crush them underfoot to keep them from returning.Remove infected areas points out that if the insect hordes are attacking only certain small portions of the plant, you can easily remove the affected leaves and small branches to reduce their numbers.