Not all insects will harm your garden. Many insects actually
protect plants by eating pests. These good, or beneficial
insects such as ladybugs and praying mantises eat pests like
aphids. Birds, bats, frogs, toads, lizards, and snakes also
eat insect pests that harm plants. Build birdhouses to attract
plant pals to your garden. You can also plant flowers like
cosmos, marigolds, and clover that attract good bugs.
this cartoon about P. Ray Mantis and how he fights pests!