A Ladybug’s Got to Eat! Protect your Garden with the Super Pretty Ladybug Insect Eating Machine
If only all good things came in such pretty packages; the ladybug insect happens to be one of the prettiest ways anyone could think of to adorn their garden. Few things can cheer people up the way these industrious and impossibly cute little bugs can.
Ladybugs are the weapon nature gives you in your fight against bothersome garden pests – aphids, spider mites, and all the rest of them.
For such a tiny and dinky-looking thing, the ladybug certainly has a staggering appetite – most can polish off several dozen aphids every day. That certainly makes them sound aggressive, which they are. But they are only that way with their prey. For humans, the ladybug insect is about as amiable and harmless as they come.
For as long as your garden has pests for the ladybugs to munch on, they’ll stick around. They live for a full two years too, which happens to be a long lifespan for an insect.
Ladybugs happen to be so effective at pest control that organic farms and orchards that stay away from any use of pesticides often depend exclusively on the voracious appetite these little cuties have.
The problem with pesticides is that they’ll not only kill pests, they’ll kill beneficial insects as well, making your pest problem even worse the next time around.
The two-year lifespan that ladybugs have is only possible of course, when they have a way of protecting themselves from the cold during winter. Usually, ladybugs march into every home nearby for warmth, come winter.
Gardeners who like to protect their ladybugs during winter often buy a kind of warm ladybug home to set up in their gardens for the winter. Without such an arrangement, these little bugs can infest your home, get underfoot and cause quite a bit of trouble.
Ladybugs are the gift that keeps on giving. They breed constantly – producing up to five generations in a single year. There are about 350 species of ladybug in America alone.