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Old 16.05.2020, 12:45
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Insect hotel

Morning all. Was just about to install a number of insect hotels, and suddenly wondered if this is such a good idea, given I live in a timber clad, wood framed house....might I be attracted the wrong kind of pesties that would decide to chomp away like happy little wood worms?

Haven't been able to find anything on the 'net and certainly nothing in all the sites selling the "hotels".

Thoughts please?
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Old 16.05.2020, 13:19
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Re: Insect hotel

Dunno.

If you spend enough money at Migros, they’re giving them away.
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Re: Insect hotel

Even if wood worms come from different species, they need:
- dump, dark, ventilated environment
- some of them will go only on already damaged (by fungus) wood
I don't think installing insect hotels would have negative impact on tmber house.
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Re: Insect hotel

Insects that use the insect hotels do not alter the structure, they just nest within it.

You should be fine
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Re: Insect hotel

i thought it was a hotel I could send a certain anti-specist person I know!
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Old 16.05.2020, 17:24
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Re: Insect hotel

I actually had no idea that any other "insect hotel" existed other than these 'merican ones:



"Roaches check in, but they NEVER check out!"

Thanks, OP! I learned something today!
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Re: Insect hotel

I got 5 of them, they are primarily for wild bees that are not building a hive and live solitarily, such as the 'Rote Mauerbiene', Schlupfwespe(which is NOT a wasp per se) and many of those critters are on the red list, due to the environment not being apt for them anymore.

Fear not, you'll attract the 'good' insects and they'll also help pollinating your garden , earwigs mit also peruse them. They love aphids!

You could also place small dishes with pebbles and water for insects out in your garden. I've overall 5 such dishes outside ..... you'll help hedgehogs , birds and all kind of insects especially when there's a drought.


https://www.daviddomoney.com/complet...-insect-hotel/

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insect_hotel
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Re: Insect hotel

It would be very kind to check with neighbours about allergies. I seriously would not appreciate it, if a neighbour put a bee hotel on the balcony!!!
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Re: Insect hotel

Good thinking. We've got quite a bit of land though, so no issues to neighbours for insect hotels. Bee hives might be a different story though!
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It would be very kind to check with neighbours about allergies. I seriously would not appreciate it, if a neighbour put a bee hotel on the balcony!!!
I think you are grossly overestimating the number of bees in your average bee hotel
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