The term ‘pesticide’ conjures up images of rubber gloves and protective clothing. That demonstrates just how common ‘artificial’ pesticides have become. A pesticide is something that gets rid of pests. Ladybirds are beautiful, little examples of natures own pesticides. Ladybirds feed on aphids, who in turn like to feed on our crops.
Other natural pesticides include: swallows, partridges, rooks, crows and hoverflies - all prettier to watch, and far less obtrusive than an industrial container full of liquid chemicals.