These Wild Animals Can Help Guard Your Garden


For millions of years, many ants have farmed crops and cattle. That won't make them assist us some species herd agricultural pests like aphids but it shows how clever and powerful ants are.


In the summer, nights are often a good time to work in the yard. However, bugs can quickly ruin this time of day. It's hard to concentrate on farming when you have to fight off hordes of hungry flies.


Birds, like other creatures on this list, are hard to classify. Birds typically defend our fields and gardens, but some run into farmers hence the historical habit of building scarecrows.

Birds of Prey

Birds eat insects, but do squirrels, rabbits, rats, and moles? What if songbirds attack your garden instead of protecting it? People often befriend a different bird to fight these larger bandits.

Dragonflies and Damselflies

Dragonflies and damselflies can catch prey from the air with 95% success. They adore eating mosquitoes, midges, and gnats, making summer outside time in your garden or other locations simpler.

Frogs, Toads, and Salamanders

Farmers and gardeners may reap the benefits of native amphibians in their backyards. This include frogs, toads, and salamanders, the majority of which are insectivores that feed on opportunistic insects.


Ladybugs are among the most useful garden insects. They're adored for their iconic look and for eating aphids, scale insects, leafhoppers, mites, and other agricultural pests.