Our new Ladybird lodge is designed for as a safe retreat for beneficial insects. By encouraging natural predators into your garden, you can avoid the use of garden chemicals and be kind to the natural world.
The hinged roof opens so that you can introduce your own natural materials, rose cuttings, twigs, bark & straw to enhance the sheltered environment.
The Ladybird Lodge is also designed to accept live ladybirds which are available to order online from specialist suppliers. The ladybirds can be introduced into the lodge from where they will venture out to eat garden pests such as aphids or greenfly, scale insects and mites. Your garden helpers can be viewed through the perspex side window.
- A seven spot ladybird can eat up to 50 aphids a day
- Ladybirds are also known as ladybugs
- Site your Ladybird Lodge near a natural food source such as pesky aphids
The ladybird lodge is made from environmentally sustainable FSC certified timber. The lower chamber features cosy bamboo tubes for overwintering ladybirds, lacewings and invertebrates. Additionally the wooden front ledge features drilled holes for nesting solitary bees who are another great friend of the gardener doing lots of pollination of plants and flowers.