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Natural Pest Control: Using Ladybugs

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.

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  • Douglas Hunt
    Douglas Hunt New Smyrna Beach, FL
    on Nov 26, 2013

    Ladybugs do love aphids, but it's hard to get them to stick around once the banquet is finished.

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

      @Douglas Hunt I really find that growing the plants they're attracted to helps them stay- any frilly leaves like carrots, parsley etc. I go into details in the linked post. :)

  • Veronica Wheeler
    Veronica Wheeler Fair Lawn, NJ
    on Nov 26, 2013

    You have to release them at night. It discourages them from flying away. Ladybugs are my most favorite bug in the world!

  • Steve Harpster
    Steve Harpster North Las Vegas, NV
    on Nov 26, 2013

    I agree Douglas Hunt

  • Carol Ann
    Carol Ann Clay, NY
    on Nov 26, 2013

    I agree. Works well, but hard to keep them around for the season.

  • Sherrie S
    Sherrie S Debary, FL
    on Nov 26, 2013

    I love those ladybugs but I ordered them and turned them loose and they all flew away. I will try the night release the next time and thank you @Veronica Wheeler.

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