Beneficial Insects and what pest they control

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Beneficial Insects and what pest they control

Post by Farhan Ahmed » February 16th, 2013, 8:06 pm

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Re: Beneficial Insects and what pest they control

Post by Munir » February 17th, 2013, 8:39 am

Thank you Farhan for continuing to post useful information. Two simple questions for understanding:
.... Does it mean that Praying Mantis is most useful, as it " will eat anything it can find"? If so,can you find & post its full picture?
.... How can "Beneficial Insects" be arranged ?

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Re: Beneficial Insects and what pest they control

Post by Farhan Ahmed » February 17th, 2013, 9:17 am

Mostly, beneficial insects are already at work in our gardens. Its a way of nature. There recognition is important in a way that we don't harm them to maintain the natural balance, moreover we should not be worried when we come across them, rather happy that little gardener's assistants are aiding the work of controlling excess pest infestion. I have observed most of these insects in my garden especially lady bugs which are most instrumental in controlling likes of aphids and thripes etc.

Important aspect is that these insects will arrive and stay only if they have reasonable diet in terms of pests available :-)
Once i caught a praying mantis and left it in my garden, however never to be seen again. i wonder why. You can Google the image.

I am not sure if these insects are available on commercial basis in our country but most developed country has that.

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Re: Beneficial Insects and what pest they control

Post by Hamad Ahmed Kisana » February 17th, 2013, 9:56 am

praying mantis is common here but i was not aware its use as a pesticide.i googled and found that it eats every insect..thanks for giving us information about usefull insects.

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Re: Beneficial Insects and what pest they control

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » February 17th, 2013, 12:01 pm

When you spray/fog insecticides you kill the friendly insects as well.

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Re: Beneficial Insects and what pest they control

Post by Farhan Ahmed » February 17th, 2013, 12:14 pm

Praying Mantis diet is dependent on its age. Adult mantis will mostly feed on larger prey, leaving behind aphids, thripes etc, However these compose of its diet when its young and smaller. Lastly it also depends on "WHAT MENU YOUR GARDEN IS SERVING HIM IN THOSE DAYS"

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