Date: 30 Aug 2019, Entry id: 1567208462-1
Q: I have a bunch of Ladybugs in my garden, I wonder if they eating my plants? Do I need to get rid of them?
A: Ladybug (Harmonia axyridis) is, in fact, one of the best insects you can find in your garden, it is a natural predator that takes care of many bad bugs, including aphids. Keep them happy and bring them to your garden. Ladybugs actually are cultivated as natural pest control, and you can even buy them for your yard, instead of chemicals!
The wonderful insects that dine only on landscape pests and don't harm good bugs or plants are called 'beneficials', and ladybugs definitely fall into this category, but not the way many people think. It's the ladybug's larvae that are voracious predators of soft-bodied problem insects, especially aphids.
One of our PeopleCats, "Innocent" Ladybug (a.k.a. Bug) is wondering who else she can bug next...
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