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Praying Mantises are AWESOME Beneficial Insects! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Every year around late Summer to early Fall they move in close to the house. I see them all over now … LOTS of Praying Mantis… They are such interesting insects! They are Hunter/Predators and a good omen in and around your home. In fact, I learned from my Grandma Kathleen to bring a few of them in with the plants before frost in the Fall and they will keep the insects down inside your house… I saw this one on the wall by my front door & took this short video.

This one is around 6-7” long. Pretty good size, but there are much larger ones around here.

Remember that Praying Mantis are beneficial insects & wont harm us. They are fun to watch too. They can remain completely motionless for a long while… Maybe forever😊 So don’t think your gonna win a staring contest with these bad boys 😂 I’ve learned that there are a Lot of interesting things to enjoy all around us, we just have to slow down and look around…

Happy Pondering,

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, TN 38305
Ph# 731-424-2206

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