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Praying Mantis

Anonymous added on June 24, 2011 | Answered

I was told that praying mantis bugs are good for the garden because they eat all the bad insects. Is this true, and can you explain what they do and are they good in a vegetable garden?

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    Nikki
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    Answered on June 25, 2011

    Yes, the praying mantis is a popular garden friend. This insect will feed on virtually any type of bug including crickets, beetles, caterpillars, aphids, and leafhoppers. It's a great asset in the garden, both flower and veggie gardens.

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