2022 Update: Unavailable Until Further Notice
We're aware ladybugs are the iconic beneficial insect. You've counted on them to help control soft-bodied pests in your garden, farm or greenhouse. Unfortunately, their popularity has contributed to their decline.
Continued drought, wildfires and habitat destruction in the Sierra Nevada foothills (where ladybugs are collected), paired with excessive harvesting, has created conditions in which ARBICO Organics does not feel that the commercial sale of ladybugs is sustainable. We hope future generations of ladybugs are replenished and responsible harvesting methods are employed.
While ladybugs are favored due to their visibility and ferocious appetite, they are often not the best predatory insect for your infestation and environment. Below are currently available predatory insects that are reared for garden and agricultural use.
Readily Available, Sustainable Biological Control Options