Alhaurín uses ladybirds to prevent mess from jacaranda trees

Ladybirds and parasitic wasps prey on aphids that produce the sticky mess

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Boxes and bags containing the insects have been hung in trees in various areas of town

Alhaurín de la Torre last week launched a pilot scheme using ladybirds and a type of tiny parasitic wasp as a ‘biological control’ to combat the sticky mess made by jacaranda trees.

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