Garden Pest Control
- Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything
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Ladybugs and their larvae both gorge on aphids. Encourage them to visit in spring by avoiding insecticides, and provide cover, such as evergreen shrubs on a south wall, a hedge base, bark crevices, or leaf litter, for overwintering adults.
Frogs and toads eat slugs and flies, and even without a pond, will colonize a garden if there is shady ground cover, and a log or rock pile.
Garden spiders, especially web-building species, trap and eat large numbers of flying insect pests, including aphids and crane flies.
Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything
© 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited
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