Lady Bugs (In-Store Pickup Only)
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**Please note: Due to the recent hot weather and fires affecting the collection of commercial ladybugs, we will NOT have ladybugs for the foreseeable future. This is an industry-wide shortage.
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Protect your flower gardens, roses, and trees from Aphids with live Lady Bugs. When released into your garden -preferably at night over a 2 week period - the adult Lady Bugs feed and reproduce by laying eggs. Once these eggs hatch, the hungry little ladies keep your pests at bay!
- Environmentally safe pest control
- Lady Bugs feed on Aphids, Mites, Scale, Thrips, Whiteflies and larva and eggs of other pests
- Eggs are laid amongst Aphid colonies and when hatched eat up to 300 pests per day over a 28 day period
- Must be kept refrigerated until released
- Excellent beneficial insect
- Hippodamia convergens: North American Native ladybug, does not bite nor go into homes unless you bring it into your home or release them on your windowsill. :)
- Only eat aphids and other soft-bodied pest insects and insect eggs
- Adults: orange and black beetles that feed on aphids, mites, scales, thrips, whiteflies and beneficial insect food
- Adult ladybugs feed primary at night and lay eggs
- Eggs are white or yellow ovals, laid in clusters on the undersides of leaves
- Larvae: having no wings, remains on your plants, keeping control of pests
- Larvae: black and orange alligator shaped
- Both adult and larvae stage: great general pest controllers
- Upon receipt of the ladybugs place them in the crisper of the fridge to cool them down and release them in the evening
- Be sure to water the area before releasing the ladybugs, traveling is thirsty work
- Placing a small dish of water in the garden will help keep not only ladybugs but native insects close to plants especially in the heat of the summer
- Adult ladybugs will eat 10 to 25 pests per day and will live 3 to 12 weeks (pending environmental factors)
- Eggs: laid amongst pest insect colonies; once hatched the larvae will eat 50 pests per day
- Look super cute and will bring a smile to your face every day!