hoverfly on flower

Hoverflies are tremendous beneficial predators to attract into your landscape, as their larvae are voracious aphid-eating machines. They resemble a cross between a fly and a small yellow jacket at first glance. Besides their favorite snack, aphids, they provide excellent control ofscale, thrips, tiny mites and small caterpillars, like the cabbageworms that devour your broccoli…

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bat hanging upside down - scary or cute?

Bats may be the most misunderstood, under-loved and under-appreciated animals in the United States. But, as the main predator of night-flying insects (including mosquitoes!), they should really be a desirable and welcome addition to your property.

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