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As part of our green initiative at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, we release beneficial insects to control our pest problems, including mealybugs, spider mites, white flies, fungus gnats and thrips. Though they do good, these beneficial avengers of plant health use some truly vicious methods of attacking their prey.