'Your ladybirds are in the post'
With their brightly coloured shells, ladybirds are a distinctive insect in our gardens.
But as well as being pretty, they are also a useful tool for the green fingered, a natural way to control pests that attack plants.
Some companies offer ladybird larvae for sale online, as a greener alternative to pesticides.
Mark Champion of the Lancashire Wildlife Trust explained to BBC Breakfast how to enlist their help.
- From the section Science & Environment