A large insect hotel is a structure specially designed to provide a favourable habitat for beneficial insects. Here’s how an insect hotel generally works:
The insect hotel generally consists of a wooden box or structure with several compartments. Each compartment is filled with different natural materials such as logs, twigs, hollow stems, pine cones, bark, straw, bricks, etc. These materials provide different types of shelter for insects.
Each compartment or section of the insect house provides a specific habitat for different types of insect. For example, twigs can attract ladybugs, hollow stems can house solitary bees, bark can be used by beetles, and so on. The idea is to provide environments conducive to insect nesting, hibernation and reproduction.