Beneficial Insects in the Garden

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Here’s a short list of great beneficial insects with pictures—and with tips on attracting these good bugs to your garden. The average backyard is home to thousands of insects. Only about a tenth of these are destructive. Most are either beneficial or harmless. Beneficials fall into three categories: Pollinators: we depend on these insects to pollinate our fruits and vegetables. Predators: they eliminate pests by eating them. Parasitizers: they lay their eggs on or in the bad bugs. When the... more

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