Pest Control Insects
Eats both aphids and whiteflies!
Chrysopa rufilabris. This is a voracious predator, attacking almost any soft-bodied insect that crosses its path. Best known for eating aphids and whiteflies (up to 60 per hour). Lacewings are shipped to you hatching or close to hatch by the time you receive them. When released they will lay eggs and provide several generations of predators. About 5,000-10,000 lacewings will cover the average yard. Complete instructions are included. Green lacewings should be released upon arrival.
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.