5-Star Bug Hotel

Turn on the vacancy sign and invite beneficial bugs into your yard or garden with this easy, DIY bug hotel design.

| Winter 2018

A bug hotel is part garden art and part winter habitat for beneficial insects. These decorative displays of plant material are intended to provide shelter to overwintering insects, allowing them safety and comfort in your garden. Setting up different protected areas in your bug hotel will let the bugs find a room that suits them best.

Some of the beneficial insects that you can expect to take up residence in your new bug hotel include bees, ladybugs, beetles, spiders, and lacewings, among others.

Materials:

  • 1-by-6 cedar board, 4 feet long and cut as follows:

            Top: 5-1/2 inches square

            Bottom: 5-1/2 inches square



            Back: 5-1/2 inches by 12 inches

            Left panel: 4-3/4 inches by 12 inches

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