Beneficial Critters for Organic Gardening


There's a great way to naturally control lawn and garden pests without toxic chemicals - lady bugs and praying mantis. Both are now available at Ace Alameda Station. Lady bug adults and the larvae feed on aphids (their prey of choice), corn borer, cabbage looper, spidermites, thrips, scale and other pests that inhabit your roses, shrubs, trees, and flowers. Praying mantis will eat almost anything that they can catch, and they can catch most anything. They are particularly effective on flies, mosquitoes, bees, wasps, craneflies, grasshoppers and crickets. Both of these "beneficial insects" are available at our point-of-sale, just as your Cashier.