Partner with Nature

Most organic gardeners don’t try to eliminate pests entirely, but instead aim to keep pest populations below damaging levels. By doing this, they’re able to attract natural predators, which help kill pests. Predators include:

  • spiders
  • beneficial insects, such as ladybug, green lacewing, praying mantis, and certain wasps
  • birds
  • toads
  • lizards
  • certain snakes

It’s worth the effort to gain basic ID skills, so you know if a bug or other predator is a friend or foe.