5 Responses to Insect Hotels

  1. Anonymous says:

    I think these insects hotels looks great — interesting – artistic – intriguing — love the look of them… and variety.

    However, truly I am wondering, does one "need" to encourage insects to make your yard home? Mosquitos seem plenty "at home" alread – dittp aphids – ditto ants — mmmm???

  2. Anonymous says:

    These are just awesome, remind me of fairy shrines or the small houses the Japanese build for spirits near some temples.

  3. Anonymous says:

    and now Paris designers are getting in to the Bug House business…

    Have to say, I like the ones above better, than these

    http://www.treehugger.com/urban-design/paris-designers-create-insectopia-bug-houses.html

    i had no idea this type of thng even existed….

  4. Wendy says:

    Anonymous, these encourage "good" bugs. Unless you've got standing water, you won't be encouraging mosquitos. And aphids and ants won't be attracted to these either. Mostly these are for predatory insects like ladybugs (bugs that eat bad bugs) and pollinators (like mason bees), both of which help your garden.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Wendy,

    thank you.. did wonder how that would work.

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