Three ‘Good Bugs’ to Have in Your Garden

In protecting our garden in the past, there was no distinction between good and bad bugs. However, in recent developments, it has been discovered that these good bugs are an asset to anyone’s garden due to the fact that they eat the bad ones, thus eliminating the need for harmful chemicals such as DDT.

Here is a list of good bugs that you can attract to your garden that will take care of miscreants that normally cause havoc.

#1: Ladybugs

This is an answer to a gardener’s prayer due to the fact that they will eat aphids, scale, leafhoppers, mealy bugs, and all sorts of soft-bodied bugs in the bargain not to mention that their appetite is insatiable. You can just imagine how this helps your garden. Some of the species are the twelve and seven spotted ladybeetle and the Convergent ladybeetle.


#2: Praying Mantis

This bug is well-known for its ability to eat the males after mating among a host of other insects such as grasshoppers, grubs, caterpillars, beetles, and more.  They do no harm to people, their pets, and the plants that you wish to protect.

#3: Hunting Wasps

These insects are often thorough in their search of pests as prey, and almost all of the species of this type of good bugs are instrumental in controlling garden insects pests. In the case of the Polistes paper wasps, they will search every nook and cranny of a plant for caterpillars.

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