Live Ladybugs - General Predators

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ABOUT LADYBUGS (HIPPODAMIA CONVERGENS):


Preventative care is key!

Hippodamia convergens, commonly known as native ladybugs, can be found all across the United States. Our pre-fed Ladybugs serve as excellent general predators in various settings such as organic gardens, greenhouses, grow rooms, patios, rooftop gardens, interiorscapes, and any other location where pests are present.

  • Allow the Ladybugs to do the work for you. Simply release them in the desired area and witness their ability to eliminate harmful insects that can cause damage to your plants.
  • Promote a thriving backyard ecosystem! Experience improvements in the health of your plants without the need for harmful chemical pesticides.
  • Enhance your harvest by maximizing plant productivity. Healthy plants tend to yield more.
  • Our Ladybugs are natural, organic, sustainable, and safe for kids and pets.

 

TARGET PESTS:

Ladybugs are natural predators to aphids, mealybugs, spider mites, thrips, and many other soft-bodied insects.

 

LADYBUG LIFE-CYCLE:

Egg: 2-5 days  |  Larvae: 21 days  |  Pupa: 7 days  |  Adult: 1 year

Ladybug Lifecycle

 

RELEASE RATES:

LIGHT INFESTATION:
Release 1 ladybug per square foot, monthly.

MODERATE INFESTATION:
Release 1 ladybug per square foot, bi-weekly, 2-3 times.

HEAVY INFESTATION:
Release 1 ladybug per square foot, weekly, 2-4 times.

 

HOW TO RELEASE:

  1. Release ladybugs in the early morning, evening, or on a cloudy day when the temperatures are cooler. 
  2. Mist leaves to improve ladybug habitat. Misting the foliage beforehand may improve performance. With ample food and moisture, ladybugs can begin to reproduce immediately.
  3. Release ladybugs at the base of the plants.
  4. Release multiple times throughout the growing season to stay ahead of the pest lifecycle.


How to release ladybugs chart

 

STORAGE:
For best results, store ladybugs in original shipping box between 34-45°F for no longer than two weeks. Refrigerate, do not freeze.

 

LADYBUG NECTAR:
To provide your Ladybugs with additional nourishment, nectar can be used as a supplementary food source. All you need to do is mix it with water and spray it onto the foliage when you release the Ladybugs. This will offer them an immediate source of sustenance, helping them recover from the transit stress and potentially enhancing their performance.

If you're interested in fostering larger populations of ladybugs and other beneficial insects, we recommend exploring our Good Bug Diet.

 

PRO TIP:
Invite beneficial native insects into your garden! Our Good Bug Seed Mix consists of a unique blend of plant seeds that offer nectar and pollen, serving as a valuable food source for these beneficial insects.