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Insects that are a boon to gardeners.‘daisies that are highly attractive to five key kinds of beneficials (ladybugs, lacewings, hover flies, tachinid flies, and miniwasps)’
- ‘But to enlist their help, be careful with pesticide use because many controls kill beneficials as well as unwanted insects.’
- ‘The Putah Creek riparian area that borders the farm is a mixed blessing because it holds both beneficials like carabid beetles and lacewings, as well as the animals that raid the farm.’
- ‘The chemicals normally used to preserve fruit on its way to market have been found to kill such beneficials.’
- ‘Many insects found on landscape plants are transients or beneficials, part of the natural community that helps keep pest species at low levels.’
- ‘Some local nurseries carry beneficials; ask your nurseryman about availability.’
- ‘This is easily solved by introducing ladybugs or other beneficials as necessary.’
- ‘But they, too, may harm certain beneficials, so read product labels carefully.’
- ‘‘That kind of runs counter to organic thinking, where you're trying to minimize impact on beneficials,’ Jantzi observes.’
- ‘But natural gardeners welcome such beneficials as ladybugs, lacewings and syrphids in their garden because they love to feast on aphids.’
- ‘Her dissertation research focused on the use of wild and weed plant species as trap crops and as habitat for beneficials.’
- ‘Farmers make frequent releases of small numbers of these beneficial wasps to augment their existing populations of beneficials.’
- ‘They bring in beneficials - ladybugs, lacewings and praying mantises - to help eliminate unwanted pests.’
- ‘These will encourage bees and other beneficials to visit, plus they're beautiful to have in your garden.’
- ‘Any general use pesticide will kill insects indiscriminately, pests and beneficials alike.’
- ‘Also, when the poultry house is cleaned out, leave areas of old dry manure to provide a reservoir of beneficials to repopulate the house as new flies occur.’
- ‘Any marauding bugs escaping the birds and beneficials can be controlled with horticultural oil or insecticidal soap.’
- ‘But what if you don't have access to these beneficials?’
- ‘There are insecticides that will help, but use of these will destroy beneficials, and many people don't like to eat fruit that has been treated.’
- ‘Utilizing beneficials has proven to be the overall most effective way to eliminate insect and mite problems in my rose garden.’
- ‘Most beneficials will eat many different kinds of insects, but eating a few isn't control.’
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