I live in one of those older houses facing south with light-coloured, wooden siding where ladybugs apparently love to hibernate over winter. Pheromones apparently draw them back year after year. Starting about February and continuing for weeks, dozens, if not hundreds of ladybugs can be found on our southern windows and windowsills. There’s no future for them indoors or out at that time of year so we just vacuum them up. Fast forward a few months. Here we are in mid-June and still being rained on since mid-May by a major infestation of aphids in our 2 dozen or so Garry Oak trees. Perhaps coincidentally, many perennials in the garden have their own populations to deal with. Everything is covered with honeydew – cars, decks, even windows. So, where are those ladybugs now I ask?