The city of Regina has released a red-and-black aerial arsenal to help control some common pests.
300-thousand ladybugs were launched Thursday morning.
They’re now going to wage an environmentally friendly war against other insects, which experts say will help reduce the need for pesticides in the city.
Ray Morgan is the Director of Parks and Open Space with the City of Regina.
He says releasing the ladybugs will help save the trees in an environmentally friendly way.
“One way of combating aphids in the trees is using an environmental tool called ladybugs,” Morgan said at the launch of the ladybugs in Regina’s downtown. “They’re very popular. They’re native to Canada. So we thought let’s give these trees a little boost of help and order a few more hundred thousand. So we’re actually releasing 300-thousand today in Victoria Park.”
Many families along with their children were on hand for the release.