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Attracting Good Bugs to Your Garden!

Beneficial insects are invaluable in the home garden. They kill the bad bugs by eating them or parasitizing them, and increase flower production and crop yields by providing the valuable service of pollination. Luckily, attracting beneficial insects is easy. Provide a habitat they’ll like, avoid using chemical pesticides and attract and keep them around with all-natural, easy-to-use products.

 Gurney's®  Beneficial Bug Blend WidlflowerTake a close look in your garden, and you may find that you already have a few species of beneficial insects calling your garden home. These may include lady beetles, green lacewings, hover flies, parasitic wasps and predatory mites. The predators, such as lady beetles, lacewing larvae and mites, prey on aphids, caterpillars, mealybugs, leafhoppers, whiteflies and insect eggs.  The parasites, such as wasps, defend your garden against tomato hornworm, cabbageworm and tent caterpillars by laying their eggs on or into them.

Your friends at Gurney’s have the perfect solution for attracting beneficial insects to your garden: Gurney’s Beneficial Bug Blend! This superior blend of flowers and herbs has been specially formulated to attract beneficial insects to your garden. Irresistible to good bugs such as ladybugs and lacewings, which work to eliminate pests that do damage to plants and crops – also attractive to pollinators such as honeybees and butterflies.

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4 comments to Attracting Good Bugs to Your Garden!

  • Using helpful garden pests to control hurtful garden pests is not only a great idea but its one of the best organic pest control methods available to gardeners.

    We put preying mantis’ in our raised garden beds and they eat a ton of those nasty pests that will destroy your plant foilage.

    I also wrote an article about this which can be found here http://gardenseedblog.com/gardening/garden-insects-as-pest-control.html

    Thanks for the great info in this post, we need to help more people understand how to protect their gardens without spraying tons of pesticides!

  • Debra Hamilton

    I hav 3 hertiage raspberries plants that was planted in the spring of 2009 and I mowed them down as required last fall. This spring they came back up but no raspberries were on the vines, do I have to mow them down each year or can I let them grow?Thank You

  • This is a terrific blog! Someday I hope to have a blog like this.

  • I am not a green thumb by a long range and had always thought bugs to be bad. Good bugs. That is interesting and the way they help you without using pesticides. that is great.

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