Category Archives: Insects, bugs & other pests

Reducing the risk of ticks: Gardeners’ bane


Each spring our local newscasters announce its going to be a bad year for ticks. Seriously, is there a good year for ticks in Wisconsin?! Last year Dave had to take one off my temple after we finished golfing (super … Continue reading

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Building a Ladybug Friendly Garden


To build a garden that attracts ladybugs, you need to have more than lots of nasty aphids. Besides eating aphids, lady beetles depend on pollen as a food source and seek certain types of flowering plants. Most of their favorites … Continue reading

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Folktales and Other Ladybug Trivia


They go by a variety of names, lady beetles, ladybirds, and ladybug. The French call the Ladybugs “les betes du bon Dieu” or creatures of God. The Swiss call ladybugs “Good God’s Little Fairy”.

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Learning about Ladybugs


Told my mother-in-law I was thinking of buying ladybugs for my garden because of an interesting article I’d read. She had a small conniption fit about the ladybugs that infest her home in the fall and bite her. I researched … Continue reading

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