Do you call creatures  in your garden “pests”?

         Do insects “bug” you?

Before you squish that little guy or scare away your neighbors,


           He may be a friend!


If you have ever been stung by a bee, scared by a toad or had the leaves of your favorite plant eatenby a hungry caterpillar, you have probably wondered…”What good are insects and these other garden creatures, anyway?”

Yes…. it is true that insects and other things we call “pests” can cause damage, but they they can also be very helpful.

Honey bees give us wax and honey, silkworms make silk, some insects like the praying mantis, eat other insects. 

Good neighbors come in all different shapes and sizes.  Click on one of your garden neighbors to find out more.