Like all living things, beneficial insects need water. This need can be met by simply placing a water-filled saucer with some rocks in and around it in the garden. Most of these insects have wings and will move out of the garden if water is not available.
With some time and an understanding, even the most bug-squeamish gardeners can come to appreciate the importance of beneficial insects and biodiversity within the garden!
Anne Lenox Barlow is a professional horticulturist who enjoys gardening with her family in Plattsburgh. She also chronicles her gardening experiences at her blog www.northcountrygarden.wordpress.com. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.