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The Family Garden: The good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to insects

2:23 PM, Jul. 9, 2013
Dragonflies and damselflies are beneficial in the garden, so don't panic if you see one. These insects, like many others, feed on garden pests, meaning healthier crops for you and your family.
Dragonflies and damselflies are beneficial in the garden, so don't panic if you see one. These insects, like many others, feed on garden pests, meaning healthier crops for you and your family.
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Not all bugs are bad. Knowing that will save you tons of unnecessary stress and worry this growing season as you come across creepy crawlies of all shapes and sizes in the family garden. Teach yourself, as well as your children, how to identify some of the most common garden insects and you soon will see that many bugs are actually good for your precious crops.

Garden insect pests can be a real problem in summer, especially in gardens that are overgrown with weeds and not well-maintained. So, to avoid some of the potential problem, keep weeds under control. Allow plenty of airspace and circulation ...

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