Dragonflies are not only a beautiful addition to your garden, but are extremely helpful predators in your garden! Dragonflies are hunters that prey upon smaller insects such as mosquitos, moths, gnats, and termites.
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.
- Plants like black-eyed Susan or milkweed can help to attract smaller pollinators which are food for the dragonflies.
- Having a water source helps to keep these dragonflies around your garden as well.