Gardeners around the world know that some insects can be beneficial to your plant life. Building a garden is like building an ecosystem, so you should wish for a healthy one. Some pests may not be welcome and for those, you may opt for extermination. Just search for carpenter ants Woodburn OR, and you should find the help you are looking for. For the other, more helpful insects, keep an eye out.
While most people think of praying mantises or spiders as good prey insects, the damsel is also a great choice. These insects prey upon the ones that will eat up your valuable plants like caterpillars, aphids, mites, and cabbage worms. Of course, check your local laws for insect problems before you introduce them.
Most of us now the beautiful ladybug. These bugs can be seen in many movies and are beloved sources of supposed good luck. To attract these to your garden, plant herbs such as dandelion, dill, fern-leaf yellow, or basket of gold. The ladybugs can take care of the rest. These ones also prey upon whiteflies and Colorado potato beetles, in case you were wanting to plant potatoes.
While not as attractive as the ladybug, these beetles keep the ground safer for your plants. They also prey upon slugs, ants, and cutworms. Before you introduce the beetles, you should check with your neighbors to make sure they would not have a problem with new insects migrating over into their gardens. They may have some tips for you as well if you are new to the gardening scene. It is a good rule to talk with more experienced people when starting a new skill.
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