Ladybugs are awesome beneficials! They devour a range of pests including mealybugs, mites, scale insects, thrips - and of course - aphids! The larvae are even more voracious than their parents.
Available in season only.
How to Apply:
Keep your ladybugs refridgerated until you are ready to release them. They can live off their body fat in cold storage for as long as three months. Never release lady bugs in the heat of the day. They can't fly until their body temperature rises above 55 degrees F, nor can they fly at night. A sunset release means their bodies will warm up slowly in the morning as the sun rises and stay in your yard longer before they disperse. Water first. When your lady bugs wake up they will be hungry and thirsty! Before you release them, lightly water your garden so that they will have water to drink. Make it easy for them to find a meal by placing lady bugs on the ground directly under infested plants.