For pest management, allow them into your yard, and say goodbye to chemical pesticides.
These tiny insects, often known as ladybirds, are easily recognized by their bright orange-red colour and tiny black dots. Some species have no spots, while others are entirely black or black with red spots.
They are valuable to gardeners because aphids are their favorite meal. These squishy bugs hinder plant growth and interfere with fruit set by sucking plant juices from vulnerable portions of the plant like growing tips and emerging buds.
Ladybugs and their larvae feed on a variety of insects in addition to aphids. Pests include Colorado potato beetle’s eggs and larvae, as well as mealybugs and spider mites.
How To Attract Ladybugs To Your Garden?
1. Avoid the use of chemical sprays
Mild insecticides have little effect on ladybug beetles, but they may prefer to avoid places that have been sprayed. For at least five to six weeks, you may notice some re-entering your garden on their own if you stop using all chemical control techniques, including herbicides and organic insecticides.
During the spring, when they emerge from hibernation in search of new food sites, this is more likely to occur.