You armed with insecticides, but over time they lost their effectiveness and, in addition, it contaminates plants. What is left to do?
The danger lurks in every corner of the garden. Aphids, lice and other pests wait to attack your vegetables and flowers.
A new method of control is beginning to be implemented in gardens around the world and seems to be the only long-term results: biological control. Just as we assume, biological control is a solution that is based on using beneficial insects, insect that consume or parasite plants pests without or destroying your flowers or vegetables you.
Well, now insects like spiders, wasps or mantises, of which you were afraid and that you hated with all your heart, can help you get rid of garden problems. And the benefits don’t stop here: these insects pollinate plants, helping them to grow healthy and multiply.
Ladybug is a small beetle, red lit and black dots on top of it. Both adults and larvae feed on plant hoppers, sap-sucking young plants. Larva also feeds with bugs and make havoc among plant fleas. An adult ladybug, so as her larva, can eat in a day an amount of aphids with a weight of several times greater than her body, so approximately 270-300 lice.
Dragonfly, good flying, has elongated body, beautifully colored, two enormous eyes, which cover almost the entire surface of the head, and two pairs of glassy wings. Flying with great swiftness, dragonflies catch pest as they fly. Thus, dragonflies are very useful.
To demonstrate the effectiveness of this method, in some countries have already appeared breeders and traders of beneficial insects to the garden. But it is much easier and cheaper instead of encouraging existing ones to remain in the garden than to bring new colonies.
THERE ARE SOME TRICKS
They are meant to stimulate their emergence and development in the garden. For example, most beneficial insects feed on nectar and pollen, so plant in your garden variate flowers which bloom from early spring until the frost season.
In addition, cover the ground surfaces with protective layers of leaves and grass clippings. They will provide shade and shelter for insects such as spiders, number one predators of pests. And perhaps most importantly of all, quit insecticides! They kill insects, leaving the garden at the mercy of a new wave of pests.