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Ladybirds sold online to tackle garden pests

6 April 2014 Last updated at 10:21 BST

With their brightly coloured shells, ladybirds are a distinctive insect in our gardens.

But as well as being pretty, they are also a useful tool for the green fingered, a natural way to control pests that attack plants.

Some companies offer ladybird larvae for sale online, as a greener alternative to pesticides.

Mark Champion of the Lancashire Wildlife Trust explained to BBC Breakfast how to enlist their help.