Opossums blog post

Critters: How Opossums (Possums) are Beneficial Garden Helpers!

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Opossums (or possums) are nocturnal creatures that are generally good and beneficial to have in your garden! They help to get rid of ticks, cockroaches, snakes (even venomous ones), slugs/snails, rats, mice, and insects. Opossums will generally stay away from your garden as they prefer plants that are starting to rot, so they can actually a benefit in your garden by cleaning up the rotting fruit or vegetables! Many people get intimidated when they hiss, […]

Praying Mantis blog post

Critters: How Praying Mantis Help Your Garden & How to Attract Them!

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Praying mantis are some of the best beneficial helpers you can have in your garden! There are almost 2,000 different species of praying mantis in the world! They are called praying mantis because of their oversized long front legs that look like they are praying. Praying mantis eat lots of insect pests in the garden as well as even some spiders, frogs, lizards, and small birds!