4 Beneficial Bugs You Shouldn't Kill

4 Beneficial Bugs You Shouldn't KillFor many homeowners, the mere sight of an insect, both indoors or out, can cause them to go into panic mode. However, not all insects are detrimental to your home or garden. These 3 bugs should be spared your fury when possible because of the beneficial roles in the ecosystem.

Lady Bugs

When found outdoors, the lady bug plays a critical role in helping your garden thrive. This is due to the unique diet of the lady bug which contains the garden pests aphids and mites. If you are serious about gardening, the lady bug will be your best friend.


For most people, the idea of letting a spider hang around your home seems like a terrible one. However, the truth is that spiders are one of the best methods of natural pest control a home can have because they love to eat other pests that may be invading. It should be noted that harmful spiders like the black widow or brown recluse should be removed whenever possible.


Last fall, certain bees were added to the United States endangered species list. Bees play a critical role in the pollination of plants, often serving as the main pollinator as they move from plant to plant for food. If the bee population around your home becomes a nuisance or overwhelming, you may be able to find a beekeeper to remove and rehome them.

Daddy Long Legs

The daddy long legs are often confused with a spider even though it isn’t one. This arachnid is non-venomous although the cellar spider, which looks similar, does possess venom glands. The daddy long legs diet features a wide range of insects and spiders making them incredibly beneficial to keep pest populations at bay inside of the home.

At Emtec Pest Control, we are committed to safe and responsible pest control. We understand that your family’s safety is your number one priority, so we make it our priority, too. If you have any other questions about any of these pests or pest control for your home or business, contact your Oklahoma pest control experts at Emtec Pest Control by calling us or by filling out our online contact form. We are also on Facebook and Google+.