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Attract Beneficial Insects to Counter Garden Pest Problems

Attract beneficial insects to your yard to help counter garden pest problems and pest-proof your yard.

Grown ladybug beetles can eat 50 aphids in a single day; their young, however, can devour thousands of aphids, mealy bugs, spiders, mites and other garden pests.
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The more than 3,000 species of North American spiders dine upon diverse insects including mites, aphids and squash bugs.
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Braconid wasp (Hymenoptera)
Illustration By Keith Ward
Tachinid fly (Diptera)
Illustration By Keith Ward
Ground beetle (Coleoptera)
Illustration By Keith Ward
Predatory bug (Hemiptera)
Illustration By Keith Ward
Hover fly (Diptera)
Illustration By Keith Ward
Spider (Araneae)
Illustration By Keith Ward
Lacewing (Neuroptera)
Illustration By Keith Ward
Solider beetle (Coleoptera)
Illustration By Keith Ward
Trichogramma mini-wasp (Hymenoptera)
Illustration By Keith Ward
Ladybug beetle (Coleoptera)
Illustration By Keith Ward

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