Ladybugs are voracious predators of many soft-bodied pest insects - try some in your garden today!
A Great Introduction To Beneficial Insects For Gardeners & Farmers!
Ladybugs are one of the best known beneficial insects for controlling pests in gardens, greenhouses and farms.A widely used, cost effective alternative to other treatments, ladybugs are easy-to-release and have a great reputation as generalist predators. Collected and prepared for shipment, live ladybugs are best used when pest numbers are low, but can be used to fight existing infestations. Simply release them in areas of pest activity and allow them to do the work. Avoid spraying pesticides or fungicides while ladybugs are active for best control.
Ladybugs primarily feed on aphids, but will prey on a variety of other pests including mealybugs, thrips, soft scale, whiteflies and spider mites.
Benefits of Ladybugs:
- Shipped to you in the adult stage ready to feed.
- Highly mobile allowing them to travel from plant to plant.
- Generalist predators that feed on most soft-bodied pest insects.
- Each adult can consume up to 5,000 aphids in a lifetime.
- The larvae eat 50-60 aphids per day.
Help keep ladybugs around and attract native species by planting perennial and annual flowering plants (Good Bug Power Blend) and by avoiding chemical sprays whenever possible. Cultivating an area with plenty of shaded areas or plants with dense canopies can help provide alternative habitat when conditions are not ideal for ladybugs. While these methods may not keep all the ladybugs on site, they should help keep them around for as long as possible. If you have had issues with ladybug flight, consider using Assassin Bugs or Green Lacewing instead.
This Product Controls:
Alfalfa Weevil (Hypera postica Gyllenhal), Aphids (Mult), Armyworm (Pseudaletia unipuncta), Asparagus Beetles (Crioceris asparagi (common); Crioceris duodecimpunctata (spotted)), Bean Beetles - Mexican Bean Beetle (Epilachna varivestis Mulsant), Bean Thrips (Caliothrips fasciatus), Beet Armyworm (Spodoptera exigua (Hubner)), Beet Leafhopper (Circulifer tenellus), Black Scale (Saissetia oleae), Brown Almond Mite (Bryobia rubrioculus), California Laurel Aphid (Euthoracaphis umbellulariae), Caterpillar Eggs (Mult), Citrus Red Scale (aka California Red Scale) (Aonidiella aurantii), Citrus Yellow Scale (aka California Yellow Scale) (Aonidiella citrina), Coconut Mealybug (Nipaecoccus nipae), Colorado Potato Beetle Larvae, Grape Leafhopper (Erythroneura elegantula), Greenhouse Whitefly (Trialeurodes vaporariorum), Leafhopper (Circulifer tenellus), Leafhopper (Empoasca sp), Mealybug (Planococcus citri), Mealybug (Pseudococcus sp), Mexican Bean Beetle (Epilachna varivestis Mulsant), Mites (Tetranychus sp), Potato Leafhopper (Empoasca fabae), Potato Leafhopper; Bean Jassid (Empoasca fabae), Scale (Mult.), Silverleaf Whitefly (Bemisia sp), Spider Mite (Mult), Sweet Potato Whitefly (Bemisia tabaci), Sweetpotato Whitefly (Bemisia sp), Thrips (Franklinothrips sp), Two-Spotted Spider Mite (Tetranychus urticae)
*Shipped courtesy of our supplier Monday-Thursday depending upon availability and time of harvesting. There is a 7 day lead time for most bugs. Some limits may apply. Once ready, your order will ship via Overnight methods. Please contact us with any questions about lead times.
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