Found this guy making his way to the top today. Should I remove him?
Mantis. Very nice. Let him stay.
He’s a good guy. He’ll clean up anything else that comes around.
Not something you see everyday, very cool! I’d let him hang out
Praying Mantises , there the good guy’s who eat the bad guy’s
Friend! They are predators and extremely good at killing!
It is your sentry, the garden’s watch dog. It has been a long time since I have seen one around.
Gardeners who prefer to avoid [pesticides] may encourage mantises in the hope of controlling insect pests.[] However, mantises do not have key attributes of [biological pest control] agents; they do not specialize in a single pest insect, and do not multiply rapidly in response to an increase in such a prey species, but are general predators.[] They eat whatever they can catch, including both harmful and beneficial insects.[] They therefore have “negligible value” in biological control.[]
Very cool praying mantis. Leave it, it’s a good guy plus cool to watch.
Thanks. Very good to know. I like to watch them they are neat.