Wells Brothers offers a variety of beneficial insects to help clean up garden pests. These insects are an excellent, non-chemical way to help control pests in your garden or landscaping.
Lady Bug Beetles are excellent aphid predators. They are capable of consuming up to 50 to 60 aphids per day but will also eat a variety of other insects and larvae including scales, mealy bugs, leaf hoppers, mites, and various types of soft-bodied insects.
Beneficial Nematodes control pests that develop in soil. An effect way to control fire ants, termites, grubs and more. They can be used to control a broad range of soil-inhabiting insects and above-ground insects in their soil-inhabiting stage of life. More than 200 species of insect pests from 100 insect families are susceptible to these insect predators. Nematodes only attack soil dwelling insects and leave plants and earthworms alone.
Praying Mantis eat a wide variety of insects including aphids, mosquitoes, caterpillars, beetles, grasshoppers and crickets. There isn’t much these bugs won’t eat. Mantis have enormous appetites, eating various aphids, leafhoppers, mosquitoes, caterpillars and other soft-bodied insects when young. Later they will eat larger insects, beetles, grasshoppers, crickets, and other pest insects.
Trichogramma Wasps are effective in controlling web worms, canker worms, tent caterpillars and other vegetarian worms. Trichogramma are among the smallest insects, having a wingspread of about 1/50th of an inch. Despite its size, this parasitic wasp is an efficient destroyer of the eggs of more than 200 species of moths and butterflies which are leaf eaters in the larval stage. Trichogramma wasps seek out eggs, but do not feed on or harm vegetation. It is a particularly effective control agent because it kills its host before a plant can be damaged.
Stop by our store to pick up any of natures fab four and control pests in your garden this spring.