Lure Beneficial Insects to Your Garden

Lure Beneficial Insects to Your Garden

Organic Pest & Disease Control
Worried that miniature monsters like aphids, hornworms or corn borers will chomp a swath through your carefully planted garden this year? These insect pests can be the organic gardener’s worst enemy. But not all insects are harmful. In fact, so-called beneficial insects can help you fight the nasty ones. So nurture a balanced, biologically diverse environment in your garden and let nature help you with pest control. The use of insects to suppress other insects dates back at least to the fourth century A.D. when ants were manipulated to control citrus pests in China. Aphids, worms and caterpillars, spider mites, thrips, greenhouse whiteflies, flies, mealybugs, sweet potato whiteflies, mosquitoes, fire ants, grasshoppers and broadmites can all be controlled in this manner. There are basically two categories of insects used to…
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