Consider The Praying Mantis for Pest Control

Don’t blow it – good planets are hard to find.” -Quoted in Time

If you are uncomfortable with wasps or spiders helping you with garden pest control you do have another option. The Praying Mantis is a natural born killer that will keep your garden free of many pests. Praying Mantis eat various mites, insect eggs, aphids, leafhoppers, mosquitoes, caterpillars and other insects when young.

Young mantids will stick around as they are unable to fly away until they reach adult size which can take up to 4 – 6 months.

The Praying Mantis is a master of disguise with a voracious appetite that drives them to eat, and eat, and eat! They can turn their heads up to 180 degrees in search of an insect and have excellent eye sight.

Unlike the spider and wasp, the Praying Mantis can not sting and does not have a venomous bite as all spiders do. If this sounds more pleasing to you, then consider buying Praying Mantis egg cases for your garden.

Each praying mantis egg case will hatch about 200 mantids (possibly more) to help control pest insects in your garden or greenhouse. If you’re lucky some of the adults will stick around your home and lay some eggs cases nearby.

They are also very entertaining to watch as they stalk their prey on your tomato plants! Then you can sit back and cheer them on as all the pests disappear!

They really are an amazing insect! When I was a kid I use to catch them and keep them inside my terrarium for a few days. I would sit there dropping bugs in the terrarium and it ate everything I put in there with it – so trust me, they are amazing little hunters!

Arbico Organics has an amazing selection of organic products including Praying Mantis egg cases which are available through June.

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  1. nice Information….
    Good Article….
    If Praying Mantis is efficient in controlling pest to come in home around it i want to keep it…
    Keep Writing
    Hope To See You Soon

  2. Very fascinating! Thank you for the valuable information.

  3. This is a perfect example of how you can prevent pests from coming in your home without using harsh chemicals.