Re: Praying Mantises

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Posted by Newt on January 18, 2003 at 18:45:14:

In Reply to: Praying Mantises posted by Chaz Cooley-Rieders on January 17, 2003 at 12:09:50:

: I live in a cold mountain area. I would like to have praying mantises in my garden to eat the pests off a very special cherry tree in my backyard. Has anyone been successful hatching an egg sac in such a climate?
: Thanks in advance for your advise.


Hi Chaz,

First I would ask of you know your hardiness zone. If not, here's a zip code zone finder.

http://www.gardenweb.com/zones/zip.cgi

The best way to find out if a praying mantis would survive in your area is to contact your local extension service. Here's a site to find them.

http://ceinfo.unh.edu/state_sites.html

Now I would suggest that you tell the people at your local extension service just what pest you are trying to get rid of. Maybe another predator would work better. The problem with using a praying mantis is that they eat good bugs as well as bad ones.

A great place to get 'good bugs' and environmentally friendly goodies is Gardens Alive.

Here's their site.

http://www.gardensalive.com/

Good luck with your cherry tree.
Newt

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