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Beneficial Insects


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A fascinating look at how insects like the lady bug and the praying mantis are excellent alternatives to using harmful chemicals in the control of pests. Beneficial insects are becoming increasingly popular in modern garden maintenance. Places like farmers markets have begun growing and selling these “good bugs”, and more and more people are buying!

First Broadcast: 2007

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Spotted Owl; Beneficial Insects; Reed Canyon Restoration (1502)

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #1502
Original Broadcast: January 18, 2007