Tuesday, February 8, 2022
That there is currently a shortage in the housing market, we all know that. Did you know that this is also true for insects? Especially in the winter months, insects can use a home.
3 reasons why you should buy a insect house in the winter
Many people think that insect houses are mainly inhabited by insects in spring and summer, but they are also very important in winter! Winter is precisely the time to purchase an insect house for consumers. So it is important to offer them in your store or webshop in the winter as well.
But why is an insect house important in the winter?
1. Ladybugs only use a room in the insect hotel during the winter. And of course you want these insects in your garden. Did you know that they fight against aphids and spider mites?
2. The mason bee likes to take up residence in the wicker tubes of a luxury insect house. This is where they hibernate and where they breed. They lay their eggs in the holes and this they then seal with a mixture of loam and secretion. In the spring of the following year, the larvae hatch and find their way out.
3. You provide the insects with a good place to hibernate. In return, they provide a good looking garden in the spring and summer months.
Place the insect house in the right place
When you buy an insect house, it is important to put it in the right place in the garden. We recommend to place the insect house where the sun shines the most. It is also important that the insect house is placed in a sheltered place, so that it is protected from wind and rain. It is best to hang the opening of the insect hotel facing south.
Maintaining the insect house
It's not necessary to really clean the insect hotel, nature will do its work. Do you want to do something about it anyway? Then only clean it with clear water and do not use any detergents.
However, cobwebs can be removed around the insect hotel. Spiders eat a lot of insects and therefore make their web near the approach route of the insect hotel. When the insects fly out, they end up in the web. Of course you don't want this to happen.
New insect houses in our assortment
Esschert Design offers a wide range of insect hotels. The basic insect hotel L is new in our collection. This insect hotel is made of pine wood, bamboo, pine cone, plywood and iron. This insect hotel is excellent for use as a nesting and overwintering place and is suitable for bees, butterflies and other insects. The hotel is equipped with a convenient hanging hook.
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Combine the insect house with polyresin insects
It's got something cozy right, all those animals in the garden? Yet we do not always see them, but fortunately we can give them a hand. How about these polyresin insects? These lifelike wall moths add color to your garden. The wall moths come in size S and size L. The lifelike polyresin insects are frost-resistant and UV proof. Read more about our Polyresin insects in this blog!