Common Garden Creatures: Learn to Love Wasps and Snakes

Manage pests naturally by inviting other common garden creatures, such as snakes and wasps, into your space.

While wasp larvae feed on pest insects in your garden, their adult progenitors feed on nectar. Planting umbrel-shaped flowers like dill and carrots—which have shallow nectaries to let wasps feed more easily—goes a long way toward attracting them to your garden and keeping them there to lay their eggs.
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