It is our goal to keep you mosquito-free so you can enjoy your outdoor living space to the fullest. We train our Specialists to ensure they target only mosquitoes and their habitats, and we are careful to avoid any beneficial insects that help our delicate ecosystem.
Here are the three types of insects that help out your garden, according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac:
- Pollinators: we depend on these insects to pollinate our fruits and vegetables.
- Predators: they eliminate pests by eating them.
- Parasitizers: they lay their eggs on or in the bad bugs. When the eggs hatch the larvae feed on the host insects, eventually killing them.
To attract helpful insects to your garden, here are some tips:
- Early blooming plants, especially ones with tiny blossoms like alyssum or biennials such as carrots or parsley that have been left to bloom will help draw beneficials to your yard in the spring.
- Later they will be attracted to plants with compound blossoms such as yarrow, goldenrod, and Queen Anne’s lace and flowering herbs like lavender, mint, sage, dill, fennel, and lemon balm.
Enjoy the fruits (and veggies!) of your labor using these tips. And refer to The Old Farmer’s Almanac for other gardening tips all year.