Ladybugs are extremely beneficial to gardens, mostly because they eat aphids- the little bugs that love sinking their teeth into your veggies. Ladybugs also eat mites and other pests! They are great natural pesticides. They are attracted to strong smelling plants, like cilantro, scented geraniums, dill, and cosmos, but can also be brought in by making a ladybug feeder! Check out this post by Kimber Watson at Apartment Therapy for instructions. All you need is bamboo, a string, and some raisins See the tutorial here!