In a garden setting, natural predators play a vital role in maintaining a healthy balance by controlling pest populations. Many beneficial insects and animals act as natural predators in gardens. Ladybugs, lacewings, and hoverflies, for example, feed on aphids, mites, and other small pests. Praying mantises prey on a wide range of insects, including beetles and caterpillars. Ground beetles and spiders help control slugs, snails, and various garden pests. Birds such as robins and wrens consume insects and small rodents. To attract and support natural predators in the garden, providing diverse plantings, creating habitat structures like birdhouses or insect hotels, and minimizing the use of pesticides can be beneficial.