Designed so that ladybirds can easily crawl inside, this wooden house offers them shelter and refuge. Ladybirds often spend the winter in groups. To make them feel perfectly comfortable, leaves or corrugated cardboard can be placed inside the house.
Ladybirds are not only a pleasure to watch, they are also very useful guests in the garden. An adult ladybird is the natural enemy of aphids. It also feeds on mealy bugs and spider mites.
Most native ladybirds overwinter outdoors in the wild. The native two-spotted ladybird (Adalia bipunctata) and the Asian ladybird often prefer to overwinter in groups in window cracks or inside the house. This period usually spans from November to February. As soon as the outside temperatures warm up, they leave.
If they bother you, you can pick them up with a broom or a hoover with a nylon stocking. Then put them in the wooden ladybird hotel and hang it in a sheltered place in your garden.