We have had tons of ladybugs in our yard this year after not seeing the first one for the past 2 years. I have not used any insecticides this season and I cancelled the service on my ornamentals. I'm wondering if this is what has attracted the ladybugs. We did have a large amount of aphids on our roses, but they seem to be gone, I'm guessing thanks to the ladybugs. I have a Safer 3 in 1 spray that I have used in the past, but I wanted to give nature a chance to take care of it this year and I am so pleased to see my little lady bug friends. When we first started finding them, we caught them and moved them to the rosebushes, but lately we have so many, we just let them stay wherever they land. I was actually planning on purchasing ladybugs from an online supplier and splitting my purchase with a friend, but here they have come for free! Yeah!
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to plant and a time to uproot. Eccl 3:1&2b