Of all the insects, you could want to take up residence in your garden, by far the most fascinating is the Praying Mantis. This sublimely elegant creature with its eerie triangular face and forearms folded in prayer is a garden icon. If your garden is fortunate enough to have naturally resident praying mantises, then you already know how extraordinary it is to enjoy the companionship of a praying mantis for the season. If you do not have praying mantises in your garden, then you need to purchase some Praying mantis Egg Cases.
Each package comes with 2 egg cases. Each egg case contains 200-400 eggs. Two egg cases are sufficient to cover 3000 square feet of garden. Keep the egg cases in the refrigerator until the danger of frost has passed, then place each egg case in a small mesh bag (like the type you get lemons in at the grocery store) and tie the bags to bushes or tree branches at opposite ends of your garden.
When the mantises hatch, they will eat one another until you have 1-3 adult mantises. They will stay in your yard for the season. They live about 10 months in the wild.