It’s important to remember that all bugs aren’t bad, especially in the garden. Some of the good guys are “good” because they help to control the “bad” guys but eating them or eating their eggs etc. It helps to be able to recognize which are which. That can be very hard to do. There is an app that can be downloaded for free that will help you with the identification of garden insects. You can also refer to the website if you like, but it sure is handy to have it on your phone when you’re in the garden looking straight at the varmint.

Website for identifying garden insects, the good guys and the bad boys.

One reason we should be so careful about using insecticides in the garden is that they kill the good guys as well as the bad boys.