Beneficial Bugs
Beneficial Bugs

Beneficial Bugs

1500 Adult Ladybugs
Item # 05-239
$16.95
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Item # 05-254
$17.95
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Hungry Ladybugs and Mantises Devour Aphids and other Insect Pests

  • Beneficial bugs are a safe, natural pest control
  • Control aphids, beetles, grasshoppers and more
  • Shipping begins in late March and continues into November

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 167 reviews)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Safe (107)
  • Eco-friendly (90)
  • Organic (69)
  • Easy to apply (60)
  • Effective (54)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (11)
  • Inefficient (10)

Best Uses

  • Bugs & insects (84)
  • Garden (59)
  • Outdoors (28)
  • Home (7)
  • Lawn care (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (74), Do-it-yourself (29), Getting started (24), Master gardener (15), Novice (9)

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4.0

I would buy this product again.

By Dr. Don

from Volcano, CA

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:

    Helps reduce pests.

     
    4.0

    Everything promised

    By Centex learner

    from Central Texas

    About Me Do-It-Yourself

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Arrive Healthy And Ready
    • Easy To Use
    • Fun For Kids
    • Portable
    • Safe

    Cons

    • Arrived Too Early

    Best Uses

    • Yard

    Comments about Beneficial Bugs:

    The lady bugs arrived ready to devour everything in their path. Unfortunately, they arrived too early. This is my fault for ordering early, I suppose. I still have many in the beds where they had adequate food. I'll do this again... later in the season.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Birds ate them.

    By KC

    from Desert edge

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Ineffective

      Best Uses

        Comments about Beneficial Bugs:

        In one week all were gone and pests remained. I am sure the birds ate them.

         
        3.0

        Replacement after a hard Winter

        By Miata 94 M

        from Fort Wayne, IN

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Ineffective

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Office
        • Professional

        Comments about Beneficial Bugs:

        After such a harsh Winter I think ours fine to help nature along. . I didn't see any hatch so I will try a GD sin in the Spring.

         
        4.0

        Alive and well

        By Miata 94 M

        from Fort Wayne, IN

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Office
          • Professional
          • Yard

          Comments about Beneficial Bugs:

          There were enough to release in multiple locations. They were alive and active upon arrival. I plan to buy more next year just to help boost genetic diversity!

           
          5.0

          Excellent quality and great results!

          By EmmaBelle

          from Richmond, VA

          About Me Do-It-Yourself

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Reduces Number Of Pests
          • Safe

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Yard

            Comments about Beneficial Bugs:

            We bought these because we do NOT like pesticides...we enjoy the fact our kids can literally eat out of the garden. Our corn this year was covered in aphids...until we got our ladybugs...within days..the aphids were gone from our corn, roses, and other plants. The other beneficial insects did their jobs quickly as well...and we are still, a month later, finding very happy fat ladybugs in the garden, and NO aphids!

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Ladybugs

            By MichelleInRaleigh

            from Raleigh, NC

            About Me Do-It-Yourself

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Yard

              Comments about Beneficial Bugs:

              All the lady bugs arrived alive and (looked) healthy. I spread them all over a 1/4 acre garden .. but then after a week I never saw them again. Not sure what I needed to do to keep them there. They had tomatoes, peppers, cucubmer plants as well as tons of flowers to hang out on.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              No more aphids

              By Gardener in the woods

              from Goffstown, NH

              About Me Do-It-Yourself

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Yard

                Comments about Beneficial Bugs:

                Released the ladies in July, and they did their job. No more aphids. They stayed around until their work was done. Still see some around, but I'm guessing most have migrated to help someone else's garden. I'm often surprised at how many people are unaware of the benefits of ladybugs.

                 
                5.0

                Lady Bugs

                By First Light Eastport

                from Eastport, Maine

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Arrived Alive And Hungry
                • Easy To Use
                • Portable
                • Reduces Number Of Pests
                • Rid Me Of All My Aphids
                • Safe
                • They Are Great

                Cons

                • Not One Con

                Best Uses

                • My Greenhouse

                Comments about Beneficial Bugs:

                When my Lady Bugs arrive, I release them into my greenhouse making sure to leave a shallow dish of water for them. Within a day they have eaten all the aphids on my vegetable plants. I can't say enough about how much I love them. I don't have to use dangerous chemicals on vegetables I will be eating. Nothing else I tried worked as well and as quickly.

                 
                5.0

                Ladybug Effective

                By Pete the Gardener

                from Puyallup, WA

                About Me Do-It-Yourself

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Messy Cleanup

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Yard

                Comments about Beneficial Bugs:

                I used it onto the garden bed, ladybug house, and three vegetable buckets. Effective bug pest control. But, one problem is messy and hard to clean up dead ladybugs!

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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
                • Sorry, no shipments to AA,AE,AF,AK,AP,GU,HI,PR,VI
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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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