GIVE THANKS FOR THESE BENEFICIAL BUGS
Arrow Exterminators Names Insects for Which We Should Be
Fall is in the air and everyone is gearing up the coming holiday
season. While the professionals at Arrow Exterminators focus
primarily on protecting customers' health and property from harmful
pests, it is the perfect time to reflect on and be thankful for
some very beneficial pests.
- Ladybugs: Ladybugs are always at the top of
the list! Not only do they bring good luck, they are very
beneficial for homeowners with gardens, feeding on aphids which are
harmful to plants. Avid gardeners even purchase ladybugs to add to
their garden as an easy, affordable and sustainable solution to
keep real pests away.
- Big Eyed Bugs: Aptly named due to their
proportionately large eyes, big-eyed bugs are another beneficial
predator that feeds on mites, insect eggs and small insects.
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.
- Dragonflies: If you don't like mosquitoes -
and who does, then dragonflies should definitely be on your list of
beneficial bugs! This beautiful four-winged flyer, that
hasn't changed since dinosaurs roamed the earth, usually takes up
residence in common mosquito breeding areas and then feeds on them
helping control the local population. Mother Nature
definitely got this one right!
- Honeybees: "There are so many reasons to be
thankful for this insect," said Shay Runion, Arrow Pest Expert.
"They are very social in nature and they not only produce a sweet
treat we all enjoy, they pollinate beautiful flowers and more than
100 different crops across the United States, including apples,
squash, soybeans and nuts."