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.
Target Prey: 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.
Tip: 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 These Pests or Diseases: 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)
- 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.
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Aug 8, 2019 | By Sandra Anderson
Aug 3, 2019 | By Tracy Williams
Jul 29, 2019 | By Kirsten
Best Natural Warfare on Pests
Jul 26, 2019 | By Sarah
Jul 21, 2019 | By DANE WARNER
Jul 13, 2019 | By Jason
Jul 10, 2019 | By CARIN Cohen
Effective, but lots of dead ladybugs
Jul 8, 2019 | By melissa
Owner Response:Hi Melissa,
Thank you for the input. We do everything we can to make sure they arrive alive, but the summer months are not kind to bugs in transit. If you every have viability issues on arrival, please call us at 1-800-827-2847 and we can work to get a reshipment sent out or refund in process.
Jul 2, 2019 | By AJ
Jun 28, 2019 | By Tina Noval
Jun 28, 2019 | By Steve
Jun 24, 2019 | By Cody
Jun 18, 2019 | By paul
May 26, 2019 | By Lori
Liked what I received
May 26, 2019 | By Richard Rogers
Owner Response:Hi Richard,
I am not seeing any ladybugs on your order, but I am glad you are satisfied with what you did receive. Please call us at 1-800-827-2847 if you have any further questions or concerns.
One Quart for an acre of land
May 18, 2019 | By Teresa Mitzel
Better than expected!
May 14, 2019 | By Demetri Vlachos
May 14, 2019 | By Star .
Ladybugs and nematodes
May 12, 2019 | By Lindsey
Quick & Quality
May 8, 2019 | By Chloe Mercado
Very Satisfied New Customer
Apr 22, 2019 | By Judy Moser
Apr 22, 2019 | By Linda W Thomas
Apr 21, 2019 | By Carol
Great Healthy Bugs!
Apr 17, 2019 | By Aeros Lillstrom
Ladybugs did the job
Apr 13, 2019 | By A F
Owner Response:That's an interesting way of using them! Thanks for the feedback. Glad they did the job!
Hungry Little Bugs
Apr 4, 2019 | By Tatiana Smail
Mar 27, 2019 | By Jay Fulbright
Mar 12, 2019 | By Robert C
Lady bug love
Feb 24, 2019 | By Michelle Senner
Great product, great service
Jan 29, 2019 | By Beau
Jan 17, 2019 | By John Erion
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Dec 26, 2018 | By TOM
Dec 7, 2018 | By Edwin
Nov 6, 2018 | By Vincenzo Rettura
Nov 5, 2018 | By Jay
They are great
Nov 5, 2018 | By John Racine JR.
Sep 17, 2018 | By SF
Aphid and resulting honey dew under control
Sep 14, 2018 | By Jeff
Live Ladybugs Looking Lovely
Sep 13, 2018 | By Gabriel
Working and working
Sep 10, 2018 | By Mary
First Lady Bugs
Sep 10, 2018 | By David Trombold
Aug 28, 2018 | By jennifer foss-potter
Aug 28, 2018 | By Matt
Aug 12, 2018 | By Rosalind Becton
Hardy little things...
Aug 1, 2018 | By Geri Parsons
Jul 4, 2018 | By jason caswell
Lady Bugs For Organic Blueberries
Jun 25, 2018 | By James Russell
Jun 17, 2018 | By Andrea McElligott
Wonderful use of IPM
May 8, 2018 | By Nikki
Awesome shopping experience!
May 7, 2018 | By Patti Jones-Dixon
May 2, 2018 | By M
Owner Response:We apologize for the inconvenience and less than satisfactory customer service experience. The ladybug stock can be extremely variable heading into the summer months due to the heat and ongoing drought in some of the collection sites. Green lacewings are a suitable alternative to the ladybugs for general pest control. If you are battling a specific pest, there may also be a species specific predator or parasite that can be introduced for ongoing control.
Top notch lady bugs!
Apr 29, 2018 | By Robert Brett
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Apr 15, 2018 | By Megan
Apr 12, 2018 | By Jorge
Apr 10, 2018 | By Hugh Sharpe
Apr 5, 2018 | By Jay
Apr 5, 2018 | By Cody
Just as described
Apr 1, 2018 | By Steven
Ladybugs Arrived In Excellent Condition!
Mar 30, 2018 | By David Sondergeld
Owner Response:Glad to hear they made it to you in good health! Hopefully they arrived nice and hungry too!
Mar 29, 2018 | By Marisol Cristan
Owner Response:Thanks for your feedback! Let us know how those ladybugs do in the garden.
Mar 21, 2018 | By william B. grosser
Hungry, healthy ladybugs do the job.
Mar 21, 2018 | By Michael Rizal
Ladybug vrs Spidermites
Mar 15, 2018 | By John Armstrong
Owner Response:Thank you, we appreciate your feedback!
Feb 22, 2018 | By ken
Feb 15, 2018 | By Peggy
Feb 12, 2018 | By James Blazonis
Feb 7, 2018 | By Susan
Jan 29, 2018 | By David Cohen
Owner Response:We are glad to help! Feel free to call us if you ever have questions about predator recommendations or pest identification!
Fun with ladybugs
May 16, 2015 | By B Phongsavane
May 15, 2015 | By Dakoda Rawlins
Note of thanks...
Jun 2, 2014 | By Paul