More Simple Green Ideas for Yard and Garden Pest Control
No extra special ingredients required here - just a few tips for helping mother nature do her thing.
Ladybugs, Praying Mantis, Dragonflies - all eat mites and aphids; mantis also eat caterpillars, beetles, and crickets; dragonflies eat mosquitoes (ladybugs are drawn to certain plants - cilantro, coreopsis and scented geranium to name a few, dragonflies are drawn to water gardens)
Toads and Turtles - consume cut worms, aphids and flies (attract these garden good guys by placing an old box or board in a damp, shady part of the garden)
Bats, Purple Martins, Swallows - feed on all kinds of flying insects (encourage these good guys to stick around by installing bird houses and bat houses)