Friday, May 20, 2011

Good Bug, Bad Bug

Recognize this common beneficial insect? This is an immature ladybug feeding on an aphid. In a few weeks, it will form a cocoon then emerge as the more readily recognized red and black beetle.Learn more about beneficial insects and managing pests naturally at a free class, Thursday, May 26, 10am - noon at the Surf City Community Center!

There are all kinds of insects in this world. Some of them eat plants, others feed on nectar, a few feed on blood, and then there are the bugs that eat each other. Officially known as beneficial insects, these good bugs help keep plant damaging insects under control naturally. They are definitely something you want in your garden. Luckily, creating a yard that beneficial insects will want to call home is simple and inexpensive. To find out how, click here,, to read the rest of the story on the Pender County Extension website. 

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