Pests We Treat Photo Album: Found a Praying Mantis on the Back Porch in Kendall Park, NJ
During a regular exterior treatment service of this home in Kendall Park, NJ, we found a praying mantis hanging on the back porch.
A Nice Surprise
We found this little guy on the siding by the back door.
Praying mantids are considered beneficial insects, as they prey on bothersome insects like mosquitoes, moths, crickets, and flies.
It's a Myth
The biggest myth about praying mantids is that they are illegal to eliminate. That is actually false as they are not protected by any state or federal laws.
Mimi Their Habitat
They are typically green or brown, but many species will take on the color of their habitat. They may mimic leaves, twigs, flowers, grass, and even other insects.
Although they aren't illegal to exterminate, we carefully moved the praying mantis to a safe location and continued our treatment.