Lady Bugs

Attracting and Keeping Beneficial Lady Bugs in your Garden

Purchase Live Lady Beetles     Attracting Lady Bugs   Releasing Lady Bugs in Your Garden

 

In the Yard & Garden The lady bug, also known as the Asian lady beetle, Lady beetle, or lady bird beetles is an extremely productive and beneficial Tool. The appetite of lady bugs is quite remarkable. An adult female may consume up to 60 aphids a day while the smaller male may consume up to 40. One larva can eat up to 350 aphids during its development.

Both larvae and adult are voracious predators eating  aphids and other plant eating insects, they feed on the eggs of moths and beetles, mites, thrips, and other small insects. They do not eat Plants.

Many plants benefit from lady bugs. They are helpful for both home growers and commercial growers of vegetables, grain crops, Berries, and numerous other crops. Any crop that is attacked by aphids will benefit from these beetles

 

Attracting Lady Bugs

Lady Bugs also consume pollen as part of the dietary intake fennel, dill, cilantro, & Yarrow are among their favorites. Planting these among your garden and along the borders will attract and keep Lady Bugs.

Pheromone based Lures will attract Lady Bugs during the mating stage of their life cycle.

 

Releasing Lady Bugs in Your Garden

Release purchased ladybugs only after sun down . Ladybugs navigate by the sun, in the evenings they tend to stay put.

In the warm months, it helps to chill the ladybugs in the fridge before releasing them. Ladybugs crawl rather than fly in colder temperatures and an overnight stay in the refrigerator won't harm them.

On heavily infested plants , drape a floating row cover or thin sheet over the plant and release the ladybugs underneath. Within a day, the ladybugs will have found the aphids and will be happily dining .

 

 


 

 

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