Import your very own anti-aphid (and other soft bodied insects and mite) army. Ladybugs feast on both the adult and larval stages of many common garden pests. Boost your population of this favorite organic control. Use 1/2 to 3 gallons of ladybugs per acre every year. Release them when pests first appear. They can be stored at 40 ° until they are needed. They may not be available periodically March through May. You cannot release too many.
Price includes delivery via Priority Mail (US Postal Service) either to your mailbox, or to a Post Office box. Insects are sent out Monday through Wednesday. Place your order at least 3 business days in advance of desired shipping date. Unless you specify otherwise, we will send your Beneficial Insects on the next possible shipping day. You could also request delayed delivery in the Order-Specific Comments box.
These creatures will die if left in direct sunlight or in a rural mailbox on a hot afternoon, or in cold weather. We only guarantee viability if someone accepts and inspects the insects immediately upon delivery. Be sure to open your box when you receive your order to prevent these beneficials from suffocating. If they arrive hot, mist them, let the bags dry, and then put them in the fridge. You must contact us immediately upon delivery if you suspect a viability problem. Because of this, often the best address to use is a work address. If the Post Office is instructed to leave the package in a cool, safe place and it’s for a short period of time, viability should not be compromised, but cannot be guaranteed. If no one is available and no instructions have been left, delivery may be re-attempted the next business day. However, viability may be compromised and will not be guaranteed.
The Ladybugs survived very well in the packaging and I released them into our garden, my son had a great time with them. He called it a "Ladybug party". haha Make sure you plant their buy blend plants a month in advance before buying the ladybugs, if you want them to stick around.Review by Vanessa (on 6/12/13)