I think my love for them stems from my Mom. See she always grew a garden and would encourage the ladies to stay. I know they eat the aphids which is great for gardeners. But I always thought they were lucky. Mom would grow Strawberries so sweet, and I was sure it was because of the lady bugs.
I can not wait till Spring so I can get some dirt under my nails and try to attract the ladies to dine in my garden.