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!

Snakes blog post

Critters: Why Snakes Help Your Garden and How to Encourage Them!

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There are many different types and sizes of snakes. These reptiles can be beneficial in your garden! They will happily help you with any rodent problem that you have in the garden or eat your slugs and snails. Most snakes aren’t poisonous. Quick tip to decipher between a poisonous snake and a harmless one is the shape of the head. Triangular heads are common among the poisonous snakes. Most garden snakes will be garter snakes and they are harmless to humans.