The cultivation of fruit, vegetables and other crops is often accompanied by attacks of harmful insects, and the garden plot turns into a real battlefield, where the fighting is not for life but for death. The gardener puts on a protective uniform and begins to use chemical weapons of mass destruction against the intruders who invaded his land. The reward in the battle is the long-awaited harvest. All conceivable and inconceivable remedies are used, from potassium permanganate and vinegar with garlic, the infusion of which should expel the red ants, to potent poisons and chemicals. In this section, we raise the issues of the most common pests and means of controlling them. We also touch on fertilizer and growth stimulants.