Why Did Mall of America Release over 100,000 Bugs inside the Mall?
This story has the potential to bug some people, especially if you're not a fan of insects and ladybugs in particular.
The Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota recently released over 100,000 ladybugs inside the mall, I know, ooh, right! Why would they do such a thing?
Well, don't worry, you won't be finding a handful of ladybugs crawling out from inside one of the pockets of the next pair of jeans you buy there.
The recent release of Ladybugs is actually a very good thing and done for a very good reason.
In case you've never noticed, there are over 30,000 plants and trees scattered throughout the Mall of America. Each year, for the past 30 years, the mall has been releasing all these hardworking little ladybugs who act as natural pesticides to help protect plants from harmful pests such as aphids.
According to the Mall of America website, local children from around the Twin Cities area, together with the Mall's dedicated landscaping team released these little ladybugs on thousands of live plants throughout the Mall and the Nickelodeon Universe.
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It's all part of the Mall of America's continued commitment to green and its annual celebration of Earth Month in April.
Some of the plants and trees you can find inside the Mall of America include a lemon tree, an orange tree, a shrimp plant, a bird of paradise, and countless others.
So the next time you take a trip up to the Mall of America, you should keep an eye out for some of these unique plants and trees in between people-watching. Who knows you might even spot a few of these ladybugs on the job.
Source: Mall of America