Which Bugs Should We Be Grateful for This November?
For many of us, our first instinct upon noticing a creepy crawly is to break out the fly swatter in an attempt to squish it or drive it off.
However, you might want to think twice before you raise your boot to that defenseless little insect.
Just because some bugs can cause property damage, inflict painful bites, or even startle you in the comfort of your own home doesn’t mean that all insects are bad.
Take a look at this list of bugs that you may want to consider giving thanks to this upcoming holiday season.
1. The Bumblebee
Bumblebees work harder than any other creature in the animal kingdom, pollinating plants and flowers, collecting nectar, and creating the honey that we love oh so very much.
People tend to dislike them because they can sting, but this reputation largely stems from their significantly more aggressive cousins: wasps and hornets.
Bumblebees are gentle, social, and hardworking creatures. If you don’t believe us, go watch Bee Movie.
2.The Praying Mantis
You can think of the praying mantis as the warden of the garden.
They’re excellent when it comes to decimating invasive pests that only seek to cause mayhem, and have been known to attack nearly anything that they can physically overpower, including members of their own species.
It’s hard to complain about having fewer mosquitoes or wasps in your yard, isn’t it?
3. The Dragonfly
If your property is located near a lake, pond, or another type of standing body of water, then we don’t need to tell you how infuriating mosquito breeding season can be.
Dragonflies may become your new best friend, as these regal insects will feast on those pesky mosquitoes, as well as other harmful biting flies in the area.
4. The Ladybug
While dragonflies and praying mantises keep the larger pests under control, ladybugs work hard to eliminate the smaller dangers. Ladybugs will make a meal out of aphids, mealybugs, and other mites that can decimate your garden.
You don’t even have to wait for them to grow up before they get down to business, either. Larval ladybugs can consume so many garden pests that they are sometimes affectionately referred to as “aphid wolves.”
5.The Ground Beetle
These diligent little workers prefer to work the backyard night shift, meaning you probably won’t even notice them. They patrol your yard, looking for maggots, cutworms, slugs, and other harmful pests to make a meal of. If you do happen to come across a beetle that has a shiny, dark brown appearance, make sure to thank it for all its hard work.
These are only a few of the bugs and insects that you should consider thanking this November. While these creatures do work hard to keep the pests at bay, there may be some jobs that are simply too big for them to tackle alone.
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Wow look at the size of that dragonfly!