In the summer on the East Coast, it’s no secret that there are a plethora of bugs flying about and landing on nearly everything.  Many bugs that frequent our plant life aren’t the best possible visitors for the plants’ livelihood, but standard pesticides aren’t exactly ideal either.  Most of these bugs are pests that we wish to eradicate, but did you know that some insects can actually be beneficial to the growth of your landscape, and can offer a safe alternative to sometimes harmful and toxic pesticides. 

Pesticides have become widely recognized as being harmful to humans, the environment, and surrounding wildlife, but to many homeowners, they seem like the only alternative to treat the pests feasting on our plant life.  If you’re growing your own produce, chemicals are the best option for your family or your health, but there is an ideal solution.  With biological pest control, we can use many of these pest’s natural enemies to treat the infestation issues that are causing the suffering of your plants.   

  1. Ladybugs – Cute and widely regarded as harmless, ladybugs are actually quite helpful in the eradication of pests.  However, they can take out aphids with ease, which is no easy feat.  Aphids can impact the livelihood of a vast variety of plants, and they’re difficult to get rid of, using traditional means.  Ladybugs provide a solution that is harmless to people, but dangerous to plant-eating pests. 
  2. Praying Mantis – Watching a praying mantis can be a serene experience, as these insects look as though they’re actually praying.  However, in the insect world, these beautiful insects are deadly.  They’ve been known for their use in destroying both snake and mice populations in landscaping.  Bet you’ll never look at one the same way again! 
  3. Green Lacewings – Harmless to humans, green lacewings are extremely beneficial to your landscaping needs.  They’re incredibly dangerous to many breeds of insects that are harming your plant life.  They feed on insects that have a softer body, such as mites, aphids, and mealybugs.   
  4. Rove Beetles – These beetles are one of the enemies of the black vine weevil.  This particular breed of weevil has been known to feed on leaves and roots, thus destroying the underlying architecture of many different flowering plants.  These beetles will assist in destroying the population of dangerous weevils, without providing a nuisance to humans. 

If common pesticides aren’t the solutions you’re looking for, contact us for our biological control options.  We can help eradicate your issues, without harming your family or your pets with dangerous and toxic chemicals.