Spiders Benefit Your Garden

Posted by Tammy Sons on Jan 30, 2016

Benefits of Spiders in your Garden

Spiders can be your best friend when gardening. Sometimes the best way to getting rid of pest insects is to use nature to your advantage. Spiders may be creepy on the surface but they are a great help in keeping away mosquitoes and flies. They will be a great help on the outside of your home, and it will not cost you anything. Insects such as mosquitoes and flies can be a nuisance for your garden and may spread disease to your plants. Spiders are a great way to keep down the pest insect population while making your garden more hospitable.

Use good judgment when deciding which spiders to keep around your garden. Become familiar with the types of spiders in your area and know which ones are poisonous and non-poisonous. If you find a spider in your house, then scoop it up and place it outside. Place it near your gardening area. They will not harm your plants and they will set up webs near your garden. Spiders will catch any insect that will be a nuisance to your garden.

You can even give them a hand by turning a light in the middle of the night and watch as mosquitoes and other insects hover around the light source while falling into the trap of spiders. This is one of the best ways to get rid of insects which can spread disease to your garden. There are a variety of spiders that will come to be a benefit your garden. Daddy long legs and other house hold spiders are the best type of spiders to have in your outside area. Spiders may seem creepy, but they will be a great help to your garden so you do not have to work so hard in keeping your garden free of bad insects. Spiders are some of the most helpful creatures in your garden along with ladybugs, lacewings, praying mantis etc.

When gardening, know the creatures that will be a great benefit to your garden. Avoid using inorganic pesticides wince they will kill the good insects as well. Use organic pesticides which are a more targeting way of killing the bad insects. Organic pesticides are cheaper, and they are not harmful to humans and plants. Spiders will assist you in cutting down on the bad insect population. Whenever possible, use nature as a resource. It will save you money over time and will help keep your plants healthy over time.