Building an Insect Hotel Habitat

Thinking about the environmental issues a building site may cause, the site team were keen to set up an environmental initiative to promote good practice on site.

The bug hotel on display is built from recycled materials – the main structure is discarded pallets with other materials used including plastic bottles, broken bricks and tiles stone chippings, drainpipes; and dry leaves.

Recycled materials could be used to create not only art but a successful habitat for bugs, birds and other wildlife as well as providing edible vegetation for the wildlife and human consumption. Drilled holes in the hotel materials also encourage insects to leave larvae to gestate.

Therefore, different materials, such as stones and woods are used for a wide range and diversity of insect life. The various components or sizes of holes to use as entry of an insect hotel attract different species.

We are planning to build more, calling them under other famous hotels with a monopoly theme, and of course painted in the appropriate colours.

This will have effect not only on the environment but on the workforce as well, putting smiles on their faces every time they pass by the hotels.

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