Types Of Garden Spiders That Benefit Plants

A spider in the center of a web

While bees may get all the attention as beneficial insects, there are others working steadfastly in the garden to eliminate pesky bugs, mosquitoes, gnats, grasshoppers, and aphids. Garden spiders, who pose no threat to humans, are among the helpers in the garden. With their creepy appearance and swift movements, spiders evoke fear in most people, but that fear is not warranted. Garden spiders spend their time catching prey, either by waiting patiently or by searching for their dinner. The most fascinating spiders construct webs to catch the weary flyer. So, the next time you see a spider lurking among the plants, relax, and let it do its work. Good Spiders That Help Gardens Many types of spiders, or arachnids, live in our yards, ridding our plants of insect and arthropod invaders. Occasionally, spiders get the good guys, too, such as bees or tachinid flies. But that is because they are […]

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