Good bugs at work

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Times Union

A group of local elementary school students recently visited campus to get a first-hand look at how beneficial insects protect the College’s landscape.

Each year, Tom Heisinger, manager of Grounds, strategically releases tens of thousands of ladybugs across campus. The ladybugs get to work quickly devouring aphids and other destructive herbivorous pests. He also uses praying mantises and green lacewing to protect the lush holly, barberry and euonymus plants found on the 120-acre campus.

Both the Times Union and the Daily Gazette chronicled the field trip.

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