Minute Pirate Bugs blog post

Are Aphids Stealing Your Garden Treasures? Minute Pirate Bugs to the Rescue!

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Minute pirate bugs love to eat various pests such as aphids, spider mites, thrips, caterpillars, and their eggs.   How to Attract or Encourage: First off, make sure that you do not use any pesticides in your garden! This can harm your beneficials as well as your pests. Minute pirate bugs can be attracted to your garden with vetch, sweet clover, alfalfa, and daisies. Learn more about how to manage pests and attract beneficial insects […]

Birds blog post

Your Garden Friends: Birds!

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Birds are one of those critters that can be both good and bad in your garden. Birds help with pest control eating a wide variety of insects including aphids, caterpillars, mosquitos, and spiders. How to Attract or Encourage: First off, make sure that you do not use any pesticides in your garden! This can harm your beneficials as well as your pests. The most obvious way to attract birds to your garden is to set […]