Organic Controls for Garden Pests

What is Biological Control?

Biological pest control is all about introducing natural predators and parasites to control garden pests. In a natural ecosystem nearly every creature is food for something else and biological pest control is the act of boosting the population of a pestís naturally occurring predators.

Big bugs have little bugs by Jonathan Swift
Big bugs have little bugs
Upon their backs to bite them.
Little bugs have littler bugs.
And so, ad infinitum.

Because these predators are already all around us they are completely safe to children, pets and native wildlife and in fact many of them are invisible to the naked eye.

At Ladybird Plantcare we believe that the long term goal should be to understand and work with our natural environment rather than introducing chemical pesticides and poisons which may have unintended consequences. Keeping plant pests under control in a planetfriendly way is no easy feat but the old way of working is a threat to our native bird and bee population and we need to do something different.

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Ladybird Plant Care is a trading names of our company, Free Spirits Ltd, which is based at Fletching Glasshouses. At Fletching Glasshouses we also grow organic flowers, herbs and potted plants so we have lots of experience using these controls ourselves.

Company Registration Details
The company was registered in the UK in 2003
Registration Number 5003969
Vat Registration Number 826 8892 74

Postal Address
The Glasshouses
Fletching Common
East Sussex
(for correspondence only - please do not visit without an appointment,
we are not open to the public)

Contacting Us by Phone
Please contact us on either 01825 724621 or on 0845 0945 499 (local call rate from a BT land line) during normal office hours. If we are unable to take your call, just leave a message and we will get back to you.

Contacting Us by Email
To email us please use the form on the "Contact us" page. (We do not advertise our email address on this web site because of the danger of spam abuse.)

Information for Garden Societies
Do you run a gardening club? or gardening society? We're always happy to send out copies of our informative catalogue for members. Just drop us a line and we'll pop them in the post.