Ladybugs have arrived! Kids encouraged to participate
After a brief travel delay, the ladybugs have arrived in Regina and are getting ready for their big day in Victoria Park. Residents and families are invited to welcome these aphid-eating insects to our City as part of Regina’s environmentally-friendly ladybug pest control program.
At this popular annual summer event, children can help release the up to 250,000 ladybugs in Victoria Park and learn all about their aphid-eating superpowers. Come join us:
Thursday, July 18 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Victoria Park (corner of Scarth Street & 12th Avenue)
*Free parking for event attendees is available in the Cornwall Centre Parkades (2183 Saskatchewan Drive and 1702 Hamilton Street), courtesy of Cornwall Centre
Aphids can attract other pests and put stress on our trees.
- Ever notice gooey sap on your vehicle when it’s parked under a tree? That’s aphid honeydew and it can attract wasps and ants. Ladybugs can help by keeping aphid honeydew under control.
- Ever see lots of aphids on your trees? Trees can get stressed from aphid populations. Ladybugs eat up to 5,000 aphids in their lifetime. In this way, they will help reduce the stress on our trees and keep them healthy.
Join us to learn why it’s a win-win for us all with thousands of ladybugs coming to Regina. Cookies and ladybugs will be distributed while quantities last.