Beneficial Insect Release Guide & Tips

In an effort to better serve our customers we have gather information on your favorite beneficial insects. Below you will find all our beneficial insects in alphabetical order. Click on a category for general release information, FAQs, and links to other products. Live insects MUST ship NEXT DAY or 2ND DAY AIR to guarantee live delivery! We cannot ship live insects to Hawaii

We also have a vast selection of special order bugs that will attack many different pests. *NOTE: Special Order Bugs MUST be released the same day as receiving your shipment!


Amblyseius cucumeris
Amblyseius swirskii
Aphidoletes abdominalis
Aphidoletes aphidymiza
Aphidoletes colemani
Aphidoletes ervi
Aphidoletes matricariae
Aphytis melinus
Atheta coriaria
Bombous impatiens
Cryptolaemus mountrouzeri
Delphastus catalinae
Diglyphus isaea
Encarsia formosa
Eretmocerus eremicus
Feltiella acarisuga
Hypoaspis miles
Lindorus lophanthae
Mesoseiulus longipes
Neoseiulus californicus
Neoseiulus fallacis
Orius insidiosis
Pediobius foveolatus
Phytoseiulus persimilus
Podisus maculiventris
Stethorus punctillum






Ladybugs Feed on: Aphids, Moth eggs, Mites, Scales, Thrips, Leaf Hoppers, Mealybugs, Chinch Bugs, Asparagus Beetle larvae, Whitefly and other soft bodied insects. Release Tips: Release at dusk, after spraying some plants with water, so they can drink. Release near infestations in small amounts over a two week period.

What if I can not release my lady bugs right away? 

Remove the lady bugs from the shipping box and place the package in a cool area or in the refrigerator. If placed in the fridge the ladybugs will go dormant and will need to warm up before releasing. Read more >>