Introduction: A Ladybird's Home From Coconut Husk
The reason I did this instructable was there were a few coconut husks laying after I obtained the white kernel and the coconut water. Or, else it got thrown away. Then, I want to make a place for the ladybird in my garden.
Now, let's make our tiny friends a home.
Step 1: Items
- Whole coconut husk
- Nylon string
- Iron wire
Step 2: The Husk
- Firstly, I cut the iron wire about 1 foot long.
- Then, I poke the wire through the half of the coconut husk.
- I bend the wire to secure the husk.
- Next, I shape the inside wire as a ring so that later, I can attach the string to it.
Step 3: The Joining
- I take the another half husk and join together.
- Then, I tie the nylon string to the wire ring.
Step 4: The Dwelling
- Lastly, I find a good spot to hang the husk.
- To get inside, the bugs will enter through the crevices of the husk .
- Now, my ladybirds have a place to stay but inside my house.
Step 5: FACTS ABOUT LADYBIRDS
- Ladybirds are generally considered useful insects and one of the greatest allies of the farmer and the gardener as many species feed on aphids or scale insects, which are pests in gardens, agricultural fields, orchards, and similar places.
- They are nature’s own ‘pest’ controllers and are more effective than poisonous chemicals.
- Ladybirds lay hundreds of eggs in the colonies of aphids and other plant-eating pests. When they hatch, the ladybird larvae immediately begin to feed. By the end of its three-to-six-week life, the larvae may eat some 5,000 aphids.
- The beneficial species of ladybirds kill aphids, chinch bugs, asparagus beetle larvae, alfalfa weevils, bean thrips, grape root worm, Colorado potato beetles larvae, spider mites, whiteflies, mealybugs, among other insects.
- A single ladybirds may consume as much as 40 - 50 per day and a wide variety of other garden pests. In addition to being beneficial, their help comes cheap.
- Ladybirds are an inexpensive solution to warring on garden pests and are cheaper than chemical pesticides. They also won’t hurt people, plants or pets. Finally, they are also a “self-renewing” form of insect control.
The batch that we put in the garden will flew away.
In the winter or outside temperature is getting cold, the ladybirds tend to snug into our home and that's the problem.
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