Benefits of having hoverflies in your garden: Maggots eat softbodied pests such as aphids.
Bait hoverflies with: Feverfew, lavender, sweet alyssum, candytuft, dill, fennel, asters.
Benefits of having ladybugs in your garden: They eat aphids and other softbodied pest eggs, scales and whitefly nymphs.
Bait ladybugs with: Asters, marigolds, cosmos, cilantro, yarrow, dill, cabbages, sweet alyssum, flowering kale.
3. Ground Beetles
Benefits of having ground beetles in your garden: They will destroy slugs, snails, cutworms, flies and rootmaggot eggs and larvae.
Bait ground beetles with: Sweet or white clover and other ground covers; also use mulch to provide habitat.