I love ladybugs. I would like to share a ladybug story with you.
When we lived in Point Fortin, Trinidad, West Indies, our house that the company rented for us had a huge tall fence around the yard. The yard had 2 mango trees (Yummy), avocado tree that was loaded, pineapples, a cherry tree ( the kind that are sooo expensive in the story), and flowers that attracted humninbirds.
Because of the flowers, this attracted ants. Now let me tell you about these ants. They were brutal. The ants had been there for so long & there were so many of them (I am not exaggerating), they had deep trails in the yard all from the front to the backyard that was very big were you would find all the tall bamboo growing.
Each ant would be carrying a piece of leaf back to who- knows -where. The government was aware of this problem but they didn't want the people to use any pestisides. So they started using ladybugs to take care of the ant problem. You could go to specific locations and buy bags of ladybugs & simply put them out on the flowers and leaves to let them go to work.
Even larval ladybugs eat aphids. They also eat other insects that have soft bodies, like mites, white flies, and scale insects – all of which are pests of plants. Ladybugs mainly eat aphids, so farmers and gardeners love ladybugs!
You might be wondering if I am going to connect this with something but I'm not. I am simply sharing my story with you today.
Stay cool on these hot summer days! My garden is producing yellow squash & green peppers so far! Life is good & so is God!