Having a garden full of insects is actually a good thing!
A lot of these insects are beneficial to your much loved plants and these little guys are actually defending your garden from major pests.
Some garden pests just have to go such as, Japanese Beetles BUT, other insect species can help you wage the war against harmful blights.
The best way to maintain a healthy garden is to educate yourself and learn to identify common “bad bugs.”
Inspect your garden regularly to detect problems early. The sooner a pest is identified the easier it will be to manage using earth-friendly methods.
Here are some beneficial insects you may find in your garden:
1. Aphid Midge
2. Braconoid wasps
3. Damsel bugs
4. Ground beetles
6. Lady beetles/ ladybirds
7. Minute parrot bugs
8. Soldier beetles
9. Spined shoulder bug
10. Tachinid flies
14. Syrphid fly
16. Earth worm
17. Assassin bug
20. Predatory mites
21. Mealy bug destroyer
I hope you now realise how many beneficial insects there really are and how they can help your garden- so have a think before you pick up the pest