How to build insect hotel and why it’s super cool
Sometimes you can notice how garden pests die as if it’s without reason. But its happened because they were killed by the insects, which parasite on their eggs, maggots or imagos. Insectivores are capable of depleting troops of herbivores insects to 40%. If you would like to attract helpful insects to your garden, you can make a refuge for them. U can use old needless containers or boxes. They placed to the “floors” and filled with stones, sticks, straws, bark, sawdust, pieces of broken pottery.
Luxurious five-hotel for insects may be made from bricks with cavities and holes inside. Free spaces are filled with various improvised materials, like pieces of moss, straws, cones, wood pieces. Even neglected fences can be used as a refuge for insects. These places also could attract small animals: hedgehogs, shrews, lizards, frogs, toads help to your garden, destroying pests’ lumps.
Which insects are good for your garden?
They cope really well with “aphid”-problem. During the life, one ladybird is able to destroy 4-5 thousands of aphids
It’s speedy insect 1.18 inches, which eat maggots, caterpillars, gall midges, snails and slugs
Feeds on aphids, caterpillars and other sawfly insects
This insect with glittering eyes
is my favourite, with transparent couple of wings has yellowish-green body. It’s larvaes during its development period (approx. 60 days) destroy thousands scale insects, aphids, spider mites and other pesticides.
And many others!
Sometimes predator insects breed effectively only if they have an access to the nectarous plants. That’s why for attraction those insects to your garden it’s good to plant flowers. Suitable varieties are Umbrella families, and other small flowers with giving-nectars plants, where can also bees and butterflies could sit.