Insect hotels & insect houses in the Maxi Zoo online shop
Promote biodiversity with an insect hotel
Now that ecological issues have become increasingly important in recent years, public discourses have repeatedly emphasised the significant importance of insects for the environment. Especially in urban areas, however, there are often too few places where insects can take shelter in bad weather conditions or generally find a place to nest. With an insect hotel, you can help the industrious little creatures – and beautify your garden at the same time.
Buying an insect hotel: why it’s worth it
With an insect hotel, you make a valuable contribution to biodiversity. As pollinators, the small beneficial organisms provide an immensely important service for the animal and plant environment. Whole ecosystems are kept intact by insects. In addition, pollination by insects has been shown to have a greater effect than fertilisers for the cultivation of crop plants. However, the number of insects has rapidly declined due to urbanisation and the associated reduction in natural habitats, but also due to the excessive use of pesticides in agriculture.
If you want to buy an insect hotel online, you are at the right place at Maxi Zoo. In our online shop you will find a large selection of nesting aids that offer the beneficial creatures sufficient protection from wind and weather. In addition, our insect hotels are also ecologically sustainable in terms of their production since they are usually made of FSC certified wood. The nesting places are also made of other natural materials such as pine cones. The separate chambers of the insect hotels are individually designed so that the different preferences of the insects are taken into account equally. Many different insects, such as wild bees, ladybirds and lacewings, will seek refuge in your garden and ensure a truly pleasing natural spectacle. Chambers filled with distinctive and hollow stems are preferred habitats for bees.
To ensure that the insect hotel is particularly well received by the little insects in your area, some tricks are helpful. The location in which you attach the nesting device is particularly important: it should offer protection from wind and rain, while also being shaded from the sun. Make sure that there are shrubs, trees, flower-rich wild plants or herbs in the immediate vicinity. Insects feel particularly comfortable in these places, as they also find sources of food here.
Why you also benefit from an insect hotel
However, an insect hotel not only benefits the industrious little workers, but your garden plants benefit from pollination by the insects as well. And the small beneficial organisms also act as natural pest control agents. In addition, the fixture will visually enhance your garden. Thanks to the natural materials that the nesting facility is made of, the insect hotel gives your personal oasis an extraordinary, natural flair and thus also has a decorative added value.