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Insects and Bugs you Want to Repel

Bring the good bugs to the garden and get rid of the bad ones

Insects are an important part of any garden ecosystem, and while some insects provide important benefits, others can cause damage to plants. 

It's important to control and eliminate insect pests in the garden for several reasons:

  1. Damage to plants: Insect pests can cause significant damage to plants, including yellowing or wilting of leaves, defoliation, and even plant death in severe cases.

  2. Reduced yields: Insect pests can also impact crop yields, resulting in smaller or fewer fruits, vegetables, or flowers.

  3. Disease transmission: Some insect pests, such as aphids and whiteflies, can spread plant diseases from one plant to another.

  4. Attraction of other pests: A garden with a high population of insect pests can attract other pests, such as rodents, that feed on the insects and may cause additional damage to plants.

  5. Aesthetic value: A garden with significant insect pest damage may not be as visually appealing, detracting from the overall beauty of the garden.

Controlling insect pests in the garden can be challenging, but it's important to take action to protect your plants and maintain a healthy garden ecosystem. Using natural pest control methods, such as companion planting, physical barriers, and beneficial insects, can help to control pest populations while also minimizing damage to plants and the environment.

Insects and Bugs you Want to Repel

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