Sunday

The Good Garden Pests

Not all pests are harmful for your garden.Some garden pests, in fact, provide excellent pest control to protect your plants from other quite harmful insects. Isn't nature wonderful?


 1) Ladybugs are not only beautiful, but they are one of the best bugs to have in your garden. In fact, they are referred to as a "gardener's best friend," due to the fact that in their lifetime, each ladybug can consume up to 5,000 aphids, a common garden pest. They also enjoy munching on mealy bugs and spider mites, which are harmful to gardens.

2) Praying mantis. Praying mantises are regarded as the consummate small-sized predator. They are something to behold in their natural environment. The manner in which they hunt down their prey is methodical and meticulous. This makes them efficiently dangerous for other garden insects, but they will not harm your garden.

3) Spiders. They capture insects with their webs and feed on them. In this way, these spiders help to manage pest infestation. Those that dwell in gardens are usually not poisonous or lethal, and there is virtually no risk of these creatures ever creeping into the household. If you want to attract spiders in your garden, grow some permanent perennials. These kinds of spiders find perennials very suitable for a home.

4) Tachinid flies. Grow some pollen and nectar plants, and you'll be able to attract this variety of flies. Once in your garden, these Tachinid flies will feed on small harmful insects. We're talking about army worms, cutworms, cabbage loopers, caterpillars, gypsy moths, squash bugs and sawflies. All of these pests will eat away at your plants and give you a decaying garden.

5) Parasitic wasps. Again, by providing pollen and nectar plants, you'd be able to attract these beneficial garden insects. They really will help your garden because these parasitic wasps will attack and feed on the eggs of harmful insects. With parasitic wasps inhabiting your garden, you'd be able to stop the infestation of dangerous insects by eliminating their very source: their eggs.

 There are more kinds of insects that can help you in dealing with different types of pest invasions. Take the time to learn them. Your garden will be better for it.

25 comments:

  1. Well that's a most interesting post,Lorac! An eye opener.I knew that ladybugs and spiders were very helpful to limit the amount of harmful insects, but that the others are useful too, I didn't know. Thanks!

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  2. Your blog is very nice. The images are very beautiful. God is Great. Best wishes.

    http://www.thedynamicnature.com

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  3. The lady bug is certainly my favorite in the garden!
    Thank you for the encouragement as I step forward into my journey! hugging you aNNa

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  4. Hi, love your blogs. Fabulous photos, much enjoyed. Will return when I have more time! Thanks for your visit.

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  5. I do LOVE the lady bug!! The first bug that I taught my baby grandson...who is 14 months old and has identified the lady BUG since he was about 7 months old!!
    Love the good bugs in our gardens!!

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  6. Hello Lorac
    I dont know why but I cant see the posts on your other blog :(

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  7. I love LADYBUGS!!! My mother has always had an adornment for them.

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  8. Not alone is the ladybug good, but it is also so very beautiful. Where I come from we call them ladybirds, I wonder why, when they are not a bird.

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  9. This lady bug always my favorite little mucher of pests in my garden! My baby grandson..14 months knows to identify them already...Nana is teacing the next generation! smiles

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  10. Such an informative post with beautiful photogarph...
    you hav got a very nice blog!

    Click!

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  11. The thing about planting a seed, is you never know if it is going to turn out to be a rotten plant. Hopefully the gardener's honesty can help to straighten out a bad weed.

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  12. nice photo...very interesting site!

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  13. Ah..I am learning how to garden . We just had our first veggie garden this summer! Very cool blog you have here;) I was looking through for photoblogs and arrived here. I am happy to follow and hope to get some good tips!!

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  14. Great photo - the first time I saw a ladybug in my garden I panicked! But there are quite a few now :). There are no other bugs I can see but I know they are there. Now and then, some leaves get chomped off, but the culprits then hide :(- they are cunning!!

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  15. Lady Bug - Joaninha, no Brasil - sempre é uma estrela do jardim.
    Essa foto está tão linda!

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  16. What a lovely Lady Bug! Great shot.

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  17. Great info, and I love the photo of the cute little ladybug. Mickie :)

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  18. My 5 year old son would agree 100% with you. He just loves creepy crawlers of all shapes and sizes. He's fascinated by them actually. I always knew that spiders and ladybugs had their helpful purposes, you have just confirmed that further.

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  19. Thank you for this very informative post. I will be planting lavender and will bookmark it.

    Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.

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