Pest insects have always been with us and so have beneficial insects to help maintain the balance of nature. Beneficial insects fill two main roles in the garden ecosystem: pollinators of plants and predators of pest insects. Ladybugs add attractive color to a garden while fighting pests! Release them at night (so they don’t fly away), at the base of plants. They naturally climb up plants and will eat aphids, mealy bugs, leaf hoppers and other destructive insects. They continue until the bad guys are gone, laying their own eggs in the process. When new pests arrive, fresh ladybugs will be waiting. Enjoy ladybugs indoors and out with a fun assortment of products, including these plates and platters, at all of our locations. Perfect for Mother’s Day!