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Ladybugs , Hippodamia convergens, 'The Aphid Terminator' in your garden (500 ladybugs)

If you have struggled with aphids in your garden, NOW you can take care of them safely and in concert with Mother Nature - introduce ladybugs to your garden and let them do what they do best!

 


EASY 1-2-3-4 STEP RELEASE PROGRAM
1. Keep ladybugs refrigerated until time of release. Refrigeration keeps ladybugs dormant.
2. In the evening water or mist the plants that have the pest insect problems. This provides a drink for the ladybugs.
3. Release a few ladybugs on the ground under the infested plants at night.
4. Repeat every 2 to 3 days over a 2 week period.
5. Ladybugs feed primarily at night and rest in shady areas around plants during the day.
6. 500 Ladybugs covers 25m2
NOTE: Look at your pest problem. Watching it disappear tells you the ladybugs are doing their job. Do not be concerned if you do not see ladybugs around.
Conditions: 12 hours light, 18 to 370C (65 to 1000F), humidity 20% to 80%
WHAT ELSE CAN I DO TO CARE FOR MY LADYBUGS?
Beneficial Insect Food
Help the ‘ladies’ to lay more eggs and to stay around longer, Beneficial Insect Food provides an extra protein food which also attracts lacewings and other native ‘good bugs’.
Ladybug Lures
Simulate the smell of the aphids, a ladybug’s favourite food. This helps to attract ladybugs, lacewings and other beneficial insects to your garden.

 

PLEASE NOTE: ORDERS FOR LADYBUGS MUST BE PLACED BY WEDNESDAYS AT NOON.  Bugs will arrive the following Wednesday and you will be notified at that time for pick up at the greenhouse.