Build your own bug house

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5th Jun Well-being

Our homeowners have been contributing to their local ecosystems by constructing bug hotels. Crafting a bug house in your garden is a rewarding endeavour that enhances biodiversity and provides shelter for beneficial insects. Why not try it yourself? Here’s a step-by-step guide:

1. Gather materials such as untreated wood, bamboo, and terracotta pots. Construct a sturdy structure with compartments for different insect species, ensuring plenty of space for exploration.

2. Fill the bug house with natural elements like twigs, leaves, pine cones, and plant stems, creating shelter and nesting sites. Position the bug house in a partially sunny, sheltered area, raised slightly to prevent moisture buildup.

3. Monitor insect activity regularly to observe beneficial species such as ladybugs, lacewings, and solitary bees. These insects contribute to pollination and pest control, promoting a healthy garden ecosystem.

Whatever the size of bug hotel, we’re sure the insects will be grateful.

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