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!

Squash Bugs blog post

How to: Manage Squash Bugs in Your Garden

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Squash bugs are one of our biggests pests in the summer. A minor infestation can get out of hand in a hurry if you don’t stay on top of it. The adults are a dark, triangular insect with a flat back. You can find their tiny copper-colored eggs in clusters on the undersides of leaves. You want to make sure to get them under control as soon as you spot them, or else they can cause mass destruction!