Beneficial Bugs
Beneficial Bugs

Beneficial Bugs

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1500 Adult Ladybugs
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Hungry Ladybugs and Mantises Devour Insect Pests

  • Beneficial bugs are a safe, natural pest control
  • Control aphids, beetles, grasshoppers and more

Ladybugs and praying mantises are voracious predators of many garden insect pests, including aphids, whiteflies, spider mites and mealy bugs. We'll send you approximately 1,500 adult ladybugs or an egg case of 200-300 praying mantis eggs — each adult will eat several times its weight in insect pests, daily!

  • Ladybugs (Hippodamia convergens) help control aphids, whiteflies, spider mites, and mealybugs
  • Mantises (Tenodera aridifolia sinensis) eat aphids, beetles, grasshoppers, caterpillars, moths, mosquitoes, and other insects

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Beneficial Bugs
 
3.7

(based on 156 reviews)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Safe (99)
  • Eco-friendly (90)
  • Organic (69)
  • Easy to apply (60)
  • Effective (54)

Cons

  • Inefficient (10)
  • Doesn't work (9)

Best Uses

  • Bugs & insects (84)
  • Garden (59)
  • Outdoors (21)
  • Home (3)
  • Lawn care (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (74), Getting started (24), Do-it-yourself (22), Master gardener (15), Professional (6)

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5.0

Ladybugs Alive and Active

By Kristine the Gardener

from SD

About Me Do-It-Yourself

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Reduces Number Of Pests

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Beneficial Bugs:

      I have ordered ladybugs three times (twice this year) from Gardener's Supply. Each time, they arrived quickly and were alive and happy to be set free. They are active in eating aphids, etc. My greenhouse is kept healthy by these beneficial bugs and I am very pleased with them and GS.

       
      5.0

      Fun and organic

      By Sams mom

      from Ellicott City, MD

      About Me Do-It-Yourself

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Large Coverage Area
      • Portable
      • Reduces Number Of Pests
      • Safe

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Yard

        Comments about Beneficial Bugs:

        Each year my garden gets bigger. And I try to keep things as natural as possible. This was a fun way to try to control pests, and something to do with and teach my 4 year old son about gardening. I think maybe 10-20 ladybugs didn't make it through shipping, but I was expecting some to not survive. Unfortunately, the day I released them we had a bad thunderstorm with local flooding that evening. The next morning I found the ladybugs that had made it through the storm all clinging to one tomato leaf. Lol
        I will definitely buy again next year. ( But will check the weather forecast first!)

         
        4.0

        As Promised

        By Barb

        from Oklahoma City, OK

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Beneficial Bugs:

        Arrived quickly, most were still alive.

         
        4.0

        lady bugs

        By Mark

        from Newport, Rhode Island

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Yard

          Comments about Beneficial Bugs:

          I received first shipment of lady bugs and unfortunately most were dead. I contacted customer service and received a second shipment of lady bugs at no cost. Luckily they were all alive.

           
          1.0

          Praying mantises

          By Mark

          from Newport, Rhode Island

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Ineffective

          Best Uses

          • Yard

          Comments about Beneficial Bugs:

          can't rate this product yet. Received egg case several weeks ago and still waiting for eggs to hatch. Placed egg case in paper bag and placed outside per instructions. Check bag daily and so far nothing. Not sure I would buy again. Too bad.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Waste of money

          By Dora Mae

          from Bedford, mass

          About Me Do-It-Yourself

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Safe

          Cons

          • Ineffective

          Best Uses

          • Yard

          Comments about Beneficial Bugs:

          We followed the directions exactly and they never hatched.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Successful

          By Clare

          from Texas

          About Me Do-It-Yourself

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Reduces Number Of Pests
          • Safe

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Beneficial Bugs:

              As far as I can tell, all the ladybugs are well. I put sticks and hay in a clay pot with a handful of raisins in shade. I put the praying mantis in a brown paper bag in the window where there was lots of warm sun. Six weeks later they hatched. I took the bag where the clay pot was with the sticks and hay and I closed pinned the sack to a stick in the pot. Came back a week later and they were still hatching and coming and going. The pot was large with lots of shelter from the birds. Thank you!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              1,000 new dependents (or pets?)!

              By Midwest Bill

              from The Midwest

              About Me Do-It-Yourself

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • "green"
              • Fascinating To Watch
              • Learning Experience
              • Reduces Number Of Pests
              • Safe

              Cons

              • Follow Directions

              Best Uses

              • Yard

              Comments about Beneficial Bugs:

              From reading some of the other reviews, we concluded that we should follow the directions carefully--so we did, and it all worked beautifully: We now have about 1,000 new pets! (We don't see them all regularly, of course.) All of the ladybugs arrived alive and well, and all 4 of the oothecas hatched out with perfect tiny mantis instars, all of whom went tramping purposefully out to our bug-infested yard. This is a great opportunity. Just follow the instructions carefully--remember, they're living creatures, not Tinkertoys. If you have questions, get them answered before you order.

               
              1.0

              No hatch!

              By apple grower

              from Mapleton, ME

              About Me Do-It-Yourself

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Didn't Hatch Any Bugs
                • Ineffective

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Beneficial Bugs:

                  Put cocoon out as directed but nothing ever hatched out! Maybe we received them too early for this area.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  All ladybugs disappeared

                  By apple grower

                  from Mapleton, ME

                  About Me Do-It-Yourself

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • All Bugs Disappeared
                    • Ineffective

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Beneficial Bugs:

                      Ladybugs must have arrived too early for this year. Apparently , all of them left the area.

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                      • Most garden visitors -- more than 95 percent -- are either beneficial or benign.
                      • Orders are shipped from late March to November, depending on weather conditions
                      • International delivery is not available for this item
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                      • Please provide a physical street address for delivery.
                      • Would you like to specify a delivery week? Call us at 1-888-833-1412 to place your order!

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