If you’ve gone to the effort of hatching a praying mantis or attracting one to your growing area, then the last thing you want is for it to leave before it has got your aphid or spider mite situation under control. This excellent device from Backyard Safari works as a trap but also doubles up as a habitat for your new best friend in your battle against the bugs. You’ll soon learn more about praying mantis as you watch them in the habitat you create.
The pros of this product are that it is a nice and cheap way to create a secure home for you praying mantis, it is not too big, and it is made of flexible mesh material that you can see through and watch your mantis grow. The cons are that it is made of cheap material that is easy to snag if you are not careful and can be very difficult to clean as a result.