Pest Control Insects
Ladybugs feast on aphids!
Hippodamia convergens. Ladybugs will eat over 5000 aphids and other soft-bodied pests during their 1 year life span. To keep the ladybugs in your yard or garden, release them when insect pests are present. One package of 1500 will be enough for a small garden or greenhouse. Ladybugs should be released upon arrival or stored in the refrigerator for a short time. Ladybugs are not available during a couple of weeks in May and June. We ship as soon as ordered or as soon as they are available.
NOTE: Benefical insects will be shipped immediately when ordered unless prior arrangements have been made with our office. Delayed shipments are not always possible. Additional shipping charges may be applied to delayed shipments. NOTE: Not available to HI or Canada.
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Biological controls have been used for thousands of years and they should be a part of your pest control program. Beneficial insects work by attacking pest insects and thus reducing their numbers. It is important to note that total elimination of pests is not required to grow good crops; it is only necessary to reduce pests below the damage threshold for the crop being grown. When using beneficial insects, it is important to avoid disruptive chemicals. Complete instructions included with each order.
All our beneficial insects are available year-round except the Praying Mantis eggs, which are not available August through December. We recommend releasing beneficial insects outdoors from April through September, based on your local weather conditions. They may be released in your greenhouse anytime. Sorry, not available to HI or Canada.