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Ladybug power

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Wausau (WAOW) -- A local greenhouse is taking an unusual approach to gardening.

Owners at Paquette's Greenhouse in Wausau are using ladybugs, instead of pesticides. Every year, owners say they release about 36,000 ladybugs to help keep their plants healthy. They say pesticides can be harmful, so this way is safer for the plants and for people.

"Ladybugs look under the leaves and they can search out and find aphids and other pests where as I'm just to big to crawl under the leaves," said Bruce Paquette, greenhouse owner.

Paquette says they first got the idea to use ladybugs from a family friend and they've been doing it that way for eight years.

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