Attract Beneficial Bugs to Your Garden

For all-natural pest control, encourage beneficial bugs (the kind that like to eat garden pests) to alight on your plot of land.


| June/July 2012



Beneficial-Bugs-Lacewing

Adult lacewings are light green or brown and one-half to 1 inch long with transparent wings.


Illustration by Keith Ward

Not all of the bugs in your garden are pests. Many are helpful crawlers that can eliminate those “bad insects” that love to make your lives miserable, feasting on your favorite herbs for dinner. Discover which bugs are on your side (such as the non-stinging braconid wasp or the hard-shelled ground beetle), and which bugs are not. Then, learn how to build the perfect habitat that will make these beneficial bugs set up camp in your garden for good.

Enlisting an army of insect helpers maintains year-round pest control, no pesticide needed.

Read the original article, Enlist Beneficial Insects for Natural Pest Control.

Even More Pest Control Tips for Your Herb Garden

The Most Hardworking Bugs in a Garden 

Beating the Bugs That Bug 

Herbs vs. Bugs 





mother earth news fair

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

Oct. 21-22, 2017
Topeka, KS.

More than 150 workshops, great deals from more than 200 exhibitors, off-stage demos, inspirational keynotes, and great food!

LEARN MORE