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Beneficial Insects

Good Bugs To Save The Day

Did you know that 98% of all known insects are considered good bugs? Keep your garden in a healthy, beautiful balance by adding beneficial insects.

Bring in a picture or sample of the damage on your plants and our garden gurus can help you find a solution.

Ladybugs

Our first and best known beneficial insect is the ladybug. We’re all familiar with the cute shape, beautiful bright red or orange color and the perfectly placed black dots. But did you know that ladybugs love aphids—along with mites, scale, moth and beetle eggs, and thrips. Your fruit trees, flowers, and veggie garden will thank you.

Praying Mantids

Our second beneficial insect is the praying mantid. Adult praying mantids can control larger pests like caterpillars, earwigs, sow bugs, beetles, grasshoppers, and other large insects.

Beneficial Nematodes

Our third beneficial insect is not an insect at all, but can take on soil-dwelling pests before they cause damage. Beneficial nematodes are microscopic worms that seek out and destroy pest insects (these are not the same as nematodes that harm plants) like flea larvae, gypsy moth larvae, cutworms, white grubs, fungus gnat larvae and hundreds more.
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