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KEEP GOOD BUGS AROUND----THEY EAT THE BAD BUGS

SOME GOOD BUGS

  1. Green lacewings
  2. Mantises
  3. Ladybugs
  4. Bigeyed bugs
  5. Dragonflies
  6. Braconid wasps
  7. Entomopathogenic nematodes

    ANOTHER WAY TO KEEP THE BAD GUYS AT BAY –BOTH BUGS AND DISEASE- IS BY PLANTING PLANTS THAT REPEL THEM.

MOST PLANTS PRODUCE CHEMICALS TO FEND OFF CERTAIN PESTS AND DISEASE.

Some of the most effective of these can be planted strategically to help protect their neighbors in your garden. Here is a list of nineteen plants and the pests they deter:

  1. BASIL- Repels aphids, flies, mosquitoes, and mites; also has fungicidal properties. Plant around tomatoes to repel hornworms
  2. BORAGE- Repel tomato worms
  3. CATNIP- Repels ants, fleas and ,mosquitoes
  4. CHAMOMILE- Repels cabbage moths
  5. CHIVES- Plant around roses and lettuce to repel aphids
  6. FEVERFEW- Repels moths
  7. LAVENDER- Repels slugs
  8. MARIGOLDS- Pests find their scent repulsive, so plant them throughout your vegetable garden. French and African varieties eliminate nematode from the soil.
  9. MINT- Repels aphids, cabbage moths and cabbage worms. Plant in containers, though, or it will take over your garden.
  10. NASTURTIUM- Repels aphids and whiteflies. Plant around fruit trees, cucumbers and squash.
  11. ONION- Repels ants
  12. OREGANO- Repels cucumber beetle
  13. PENNYROYAL- Repels ants
  14. PETUNIA- Repels aphids, leafhoppers, Mexican bean beetles
  15. RADISH- Plant around cucumbers and squash to trap beetles
  16. ROSEMARY- Deters cabbage moth, bean beetles and carrot fly
  17. RUE- Repels Japanese beetles, flies, fleas and ants. Keep away from Basil, though, because neither will grow if planted together. (Also repels cats)
  18. THYME- Deters cabbage worms and slugs
  19. TOMATOES- Plant around asparagus to repel asparagus beetles

 

PICTURES OF BUGS

 

Lacewing

LACEWING

 

Ladybug

 

LADYBUG

 

Dragonfly

 

DRAGONFLY

 

 

Braconid Wasps

 

BRACONID WASPS

 

Bigeyed Bug

BIGEYED BUG

 

Praying Mantis

 

PRAYING MANTIS