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Beneficial Insects for Your Garden

Beneficial Insects for Your Garden

Any new and beginning gardeners usually have to wade their way through a ton of myths and even more misinformation about beneficial insects when they first start out trying to cultivate their green thumbs. Sometimes these myths are things they learned from forums or from friends, or they’re often something that people spotted other gardeners do before them – and these habits then get repeated for the sake of it because people are so sure that it’s the right thing to do.

Beneficial Insects for Your Garden

One of the most common myths that gardeners are guaranteed to come across is that bugs are bad for the garden. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth.

The reality is that not all bugs are a bad find in your garden. There are good bugs, and many of them are essential.

Here’s what you should know about the type of beneficial insects for your garden.


Butterflies are one of the best sights to see as a sign of good health for your garden, although the appearance of swarming butterflies have become a rare (and very lucky) scene in most gardens. Where there are butterflies passing through, there’s a very healthy ecosystem around them.


A lot can be revealed about the health of an environment just by taking a closer look at the bees. If you have bees passing through your garden, it means that they’re being attracted to the wealth of nectar-producing flowers while they’re passing through.


Even though gardeners have been unsure what to think of the presence of ladybugs in their garden (and many novice gardeners have mistakenly tried to eradicate them once they notice that the ladybugs are there), seeing ladybugs around your garden is generally considered to be a good sign – and yes, they are one of the best natural forms of pest control that can help keep other bugs well away from your harvest.


Ants are a very common sight in gardens all over the world, and there’s no need think of them as a pest for the most part. The presence of ants helps to enrich the soil and they can also help to keep other pests that could harm the garden away from it. If you pay close attention to ants, they can also help to reveal other factors about the ins and outs of your garden, including when the rain is close.

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