Insects in the garden aren’t always a sign of infestation!
Many insects can actually provide a multitude of benefits for your flowers and vegetables. Leaving these bugs where you see them, and even encouraging more of them to settle in your garden, can protect you from pests all summer long and lessen the need for spraying and dusting.
“For decades, gardeners have been bombarded with claims that any insect in the garden was a sign of a pest infestation. However, there are just as many beneficial insects that help hunt down pests as there are potential sources of damage to your plants. Trying to use a blanket approach to killing all insects in the garden from early spring often backfires when pest pressures become too much for your sprays or powders to handle….”
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