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Natural Pest Control: Using Ladybugs

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Did you know that a single aphid can produce 600 billion descendants in ONE season? That's pretty scary, but luckily ladybugs can come to the rescue. Learn how to attract them to your garden and how to use ladybugs as a natural pest control.
http://littlemountainhaven.blogspot.ca/2013/06/natural-pest-control-using-ladybugs-for.html
  • natural pest control using ladybugs, gardening, go green, homesteading, pest control
  • natural pest control using ladybugs, gardening, go green, homesteading, pest control
  • natural pest control using ladybugs, gardening, go green, homesteading, pest control
  • natural pest control using ladybugs, gardening, go green, homesteading, pest control

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  • Mikell Paulson
    Mikell Paulson Silverdale, WA
    on Nov 27, 2013

    I have had my lady bugs stay and even winter through in the fire wood in the wood shed. When I go out to get wood I would thump the wood so they would fall off! Then I would sweep them up and put them under a piece of wood so they can sleep through the cold weather! I would buy them and keep them in the refrigerator until just before dark and then take them out to warm up and put them in the garden! Some will fly away but more stay than leave. Good luck in the spring!

  • Catherine Smith
    Catherine Smith Fredericksburg, VA
    on Nov 27, 2013

    You need to make sure to plant and provide a habitat that will make them want to stay.

    • Family Food Garden
      Family Food Garden Canada
      on Nov 27, 2013

      @Catherine Smith The linked post goes into detail on how to attract them to your garden thus creating a habitat that they want to live and stay in. :)

  • Patches
    Patches Canada
    on Nov 27, 2013

    I water or spray my plants before releasing a bunch at a time in the evening. If I notice they aren't staying around I sprinkle something called Beneficial Bug Food which will attract native ladybugs, lacewings and other beneficial bugs. I make a paste of it for heavily infested plants. Like Mikell Paulson I had some bugs overwinter!

  • Veronica Wheeler
    Veronica Wheeler Fair Lawn, NJ
    on Nov 27, 2013

    My pleasure! Happy Thanksgiving.

  • Merrilyn merkley
    Merrilyn merkley Selma, NC
    on Nov 28, 2013

    Love lady bugs and they are good luck

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