Do you recognize this common beneficial insect? This is an immature ladybug. Thousands of ladybugs are currently on the prowl for aphids and other garden pests in yards and gardens throughout our area.
Like most beneficial insects, ladybugs are very sensitive to insecticides. Minimizing insecticide use in your yard will help protect beneficial insects and allow nature to bring balance to pest populations.
Learn more about ladybugs, including how to recognize them and attract them to your yard, by reading the whole article on the Pender Extension website: http://pender.ces.ncsu.edu/index.php?page=news&ci=LAWN+181