Beneficial Pests

Assassin Bug Big-eyed bug Mealybug destroyer Ichneumon wasp Green lacewing Earwig Damsel bug Minute pirate bug Soldier beetle Syrphid fly  Tachinid fly Trichogramma wasp
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High Profile Green offers Beneficial insects (sometimes called beneficial bugs) as a organic solution.  Beneficial insects are any number of species of insects that perform valued services like pollination and pest control.  The concept of beneficial is subjective and only arises in light of desired outcomes from a human perspective.  In farming and agriculture, where the goal is to raise selected crops, insects that hinder the production process are classified as pests, while insects that assist production are considered beneficial.  In horticulture and gardening, pest control, habitat integration, and ‘natural vitality’ aesthetics are the desired outcome with beneficial insects.

Encouraging beneficial insects, by providing suitable living conditions, is a pest control strategy often used in organic farming, organic gardening or Integrated Pest Management.  High Profile Green specializes in biological pest control working with many types of beneficial insects, particularly for use in enclosed areas, like greenhouses. Click Here Bid or More Information.

Some species of bees are beneficial as pollinators, although generally are only efficient at pollinating plants from the same area of origin, facilitating propagation and fruit production for many plants.  Also, some bees are predatory or parasitic, killing pest insects.  This group includes not only honeybees, but also many other kinds that are more efficient at pollinating.  Bees can be attracted by many companion plants, especially bee balm and pineapple sage for honeybees or apiaceous like Queen Anne’s Lace and parsley for predatory bees.

Ladybugs are generally thought of as beneficial because they eat large quantities of aphids, mites and other arthropods that feed on various plants. Click here to buy lady bugs.

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Other insects commonly identified as beneficial include:

  • Minute pirate bug
  • Earwig
  • Big-eyed bug
  • Beneficial nematodes
  • Assassin bug
  • Damsel bug
  • Mealybug destroyer
  • Soldier beetle
  • Green lacewing
  • Syrphid fly
  • Tachinid fly
  • Ichneumon wasp
  • Trichogramma wasp

Assassin Bug Big-eyed bug Mealybug destroyer Ichneumon wasp Green lacewing Earwig Damsel bug Minute pirate bug Soldier beetle Syrphid fly  Tachinid fly Trichogramma wasp
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Information Sources and photos:
Wikipedia



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