Rather than using toxic chemicals to keep insect pests out of your garden, consider adding natural predator insects instead. Predator insects such as ladybugs, praying mantis, tiger beetles, and lacewings can be purchased from garden suppliers and released in your yard.

These beneficial insects can reduce the number of insect pests in your yard that damage plants.

Watch the video above to find out more.


This was always a fun game to play, and it reminds me of a green way to battle only not robots, but also the fight against pests. Why scatter a ton of chemicals around your yard that are equally toxic to humans when you can battle bug against bug? What I mean is using beneficial insects that are the natural enemy of unwanted pests.

A good example is the ladybug. Ladybugs feed on aphids and other bugs that are harmful to plants. Other bug busters include praying mantids, tiger beetles, and lacewings. All of these insects are predatory, which means they find those other creepy crawlers and knock their blocks off.

There are even companies who will ship these live insects directly to your door in sealed containers with specific instructions on how to put them to use. So forget about all those poisons and powders, it takes at least six legs to think mean and green!

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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