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How Do You Use Lacewings For Pest Control?

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How Do You Use Lacewings For Pest Control?

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Lacewings can be used for natural pest control in gardens, orchards, and flower beds. Some of the insect pests they will prey on are aphids, white flies, thrips, mealy bugs, and caterpillars. If used correctly they can provide season long pest control without the use of insecticides or pesticides. Learn what lacewings are to identify them and about their life cycle to make use of them properly. There are two main types of lacewings, green and brown, both identifiable by their transparent dragonfly-like wings, their long narrow bodies, and their long thread-like antennae. Unlike dragonflies and damselflies, lacewings carry their wings folded back over the body like a tent and they have soft not hard bodies. The adults measure from 1/2 to an inch long and are rather weak fliers often swarming at night when winds are light. Green lacewing eggs are attached to long stalks and are attached to plant surfaces. Green lacewing adults feed on plant nectar, pollen, or honeydew, as well as other i

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