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Welcoming Beneficial Insects to the Garden

By wildflowers
September 2, 2011

Nature is filled with a wide variety of beneficial insects whose diet consists mainly of the little pests that invade your gardens. Yes, there really are "good bugs" and they are a great way to combat the pests that are ready and waiting to devour and destroy your plants. Some of these good guys may have been hanging around and you didn't realize they were actually keeping pests off of your favorite flowers or vegetables. Let's take a look at some of these beneficial predatory insects so you can learn who your allies are.

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Oct 4, 2014 9:22 AM CST
This popped up in the random box just now, so I investigated it.
VERY informative, well done, and with good links!
Thanks - 3 years late!
SHOW ME YOUR CRITTERS! I have a critter page over at Cubits.
Name: Christine
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Oct 4, 2014 12:57 PM CST
Thank you, CritterG! I'm glad you enjoyed the read and maybe find a new garden friend. Beneficial bugs are good to know. Smiling
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

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