The Power Of Ladybugs – How To Attract Ladybugs To Your Plants! 

Ladybugs, often known as ladybirds or lady beetles, eat aphids, scale insects, mealybugs, and other soft-bodied plant pests. Ladybugs may organically reduce pests and improve your garden habitat. How to attract ladybugs to plants:  

Ladybugs like nectar and pollen from many flowering plants. Plant dill, fennel, yarrow, marigolds, cosmos, daisies, and sunflowers in your garden. Planting flowers of various forms, sizes, and colors attracts beneficial insects like ladybugs.  

1. Plant a Diversity of Flowers

Ladybugs hide among dense vegetation, leaf litter, or mulch during the day. Leave tall grass, shrubs, and wildflowers in your garden to shelter ladybugs. Use insect hotels or ladybug houses to shelter overwintering adults and larvae.  

2. Provide Housing  

Ladybugs and other helpful insects can be killed by chemical pesticides, disturbing your garden environment. Avoid chemical pesticides in your garden and employ organic and biological methods. Do not use broad-spectrum pesticides that kill both pests and beneficial insects.  

3. Avoid Pesticides

If your garden has pests, release ladybugs for natural pest management. Ladybugs can be bought at garden centers or online and applied to afflicted plants in the morning or afternoon. Pre-watering the plants helps ladybugs settle in.  

4. Release Ladybugs

Ladybugs need water to sip and hydrate. Ladybugs drink from shallow dishes or garden puddles. Clean and refill water sources to prevent stagnation and mosquito breeding.  

5. Provide Water Sources

Ladybug larvae and pupae overwinter in soil, thus tilling can disturb them. Avoid tilling under shrubs or in perennial beds where ladybugs may be present.  

6. Avoid Tilling Soil

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