With the holiday season finally here, many of us are reflecting
on all of the good things in our lives that we are thankful
for. While pests don't generally top the list and usually get
a bad rap, there are a few beneficial ones that we should really
The ladybug is a favorite for those who enjoy gardening! Not
only do they bring good luck, but they feed on aphids which are
harmful to plants. Some avid gardeners even purchase ladybugs for
an easy, affordable and sustainable solution to keep the real pests
We are very thankful for the beautiful four-winged dragonfly!
This beneficial pest usually takes up residence in common mosquito
breeding areas and then feeds on them helping control the
population. Amazingly, the dragonfly has been around since the
dinosaurs and hasn't changed a bit. Mother Nature definitely
got this one right!
There are so many reasons to be thankful for honeybees. Not only
do they provide us with a sweet treat but they also pollinate
beautiful flowers as well as more than 100 different crops across
the United States.
The Big Eyed Bug, aptly named due to their proportionately large
eyes, is a beneficial predator that feeds on a variety of unwanted
pests including mites, small insects and insect eggs. Big eyed bug
nymphs can eat as many as 1600 spider mites before reaching
adulthood and adults eat as many as 80 mites per day.
We hope this information helps put some very special bugs in a new
light and we wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!