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Pests in Your Garden? Encourage the Good Insects to Get On the Job

Plenty of bugs can help in your fight against aphids and their ilk. Step one: Attract the beneficials to your garden.BY TOM ATWELL Share

Ladybugs, or lady beetles as they are also known, like to eat aphids, so attracting ladybugs is an excellent way to discourage aphids. Staff photo by Jeff Pouland

“The only good bug is a dead bug,” an old and, I think, discontinued TV commercial for an aerosol insect spray once proclaimed.

Now we know better.

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