Last night, the children released this year's battalion of Lady Bugs into the garden.
2000 red and black beetles marched off to do battle with the aphids currently dining on my plants. The march required the beetles to traverse the vast landscape of my children's bodies which left The Teenager and the Man-Cub giggling at the ticklish sensation of having 12,000 hairy little insect legs scurrying across their skin.
This was not a new sensation; we have released Lady Bugs each of the past few summers, yet, the kids giggle like toddlers every time.
This morning, there are at least 1000 Lady Bugs still in the garden so, despite a few that felt the need to go in search of greener pastures, we are set for pest control.
Now, if only Lady Bugs ate mosquitoes, we would be all set.