GIVE LIVE LADYBUGS AS A GIFT! Ladybugs make any occasion more memorable. Releasing ladybugs is a great way to add some unique fun to weddings, birthday parties, graduations and many other joyous occasions!
Ladybugs are one of the most widely used beneficial insects for controlling pests on everything you grow! Excellent aphid predators, ladybugs will also feed on chinch bugs, asparagus beetle larvae, thrips, alfalfa weevils, bean thrips, grape root worms, Colorado potato beetle larvae, whitefly, mites and many other soft-bodied insects and eggs that reside above the soil. A cost effective alternative to other treatments, the easy-to-release ladybug has a great reputation as a generalist predator.
- Ladybugs are shipped to you in the adult stage.
- Each adult consumes about 5,000 aphids.
- Within 8 to 10 days of release, each female ladybug lays 10-50 eggs daily on the underside of leaves.
- In 2-5 days the larvae emerge as dark alligator-like flightless creatures with orange spots.
- The larvae eat 50-60 aphids per day.
This Product Controls These Pests or Diseases:
Ladybugs serve as a beneficial insect for biological control of the following insects: 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), 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)
- When releasing outdoors make sure that there is shade for the ladybugs.
- Try to release in the evening so that they have some time to adapt to your location.
- Give your plants a light misting of water before the release.
- The ladybugs may become dehydrated during travel.
- The moisture will also help to attract and retain the ladybugs.
Environment: Outdoors, Crops, Orchards & Vineyards, Nursery, Greenhouse, Grow Room, Hydroponics, Aquaponics, Pond & Environment, Interiorscapes, Container Plants
All quantities are approximate.
- 4,500 for up to 2,500 square feet.
- 9,000 for up to 5,000 square feet.
- 18,000 for up to 10,000 square feet.
- 35,000 for up to 1/2 acre.
- 70,000 for up to 1 acre.
Extra ladybugs are shipped with each order to account for mortality.
Storage: Mist beetles with water immediately upon delivery; release in the areas for desired control or application. If you plan to store the ladybugs, let water dry and place in a refrigerator for no more than one week.
Ladybugs ship Monday-Wednesday via 2nd Day shipping methods. Same day shipment is not available for orders of ladybugs. Orders placed after 5 PM MST Fridays will ship Tuesday.
Cannot Be Shipped To: HI,PR,VI,GU,AS,PW
Shipping Restrictions: Ladybugs ship via Overnight shipping methods.
Shelf Life: 1 week refrigerated (35-45°F)