Are indoor lady bugs helpful predators or just a nuisance?

    Listen 00:52:59

    Are indoor ladybugs any good at getting rid of aphids on houseplants in homes? Mike McGrath, host of You Bet Your Garden, will discuss whether this Asian invader is a real lady or just a bad bug. Plus your fabulous phone calls.


    Question of the Week:

    “I don’t yet have a garden. I do have about 30 houseplants, plus herbs and some experiments that are going fairly well. Thinking I had an easy solution to an aphid problem, I took some (ladybugs) inside and put them on my plants. Then it hit me that I should probably have checked first to see if lady bugs are dangerous to humans, homes and so on.”

    — Karina in Laval, Canada

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