Beneficial Bugs
Beneficial Bugs

Beneficial Bugs

1500 Adult Ladybugs
Item # 05-239
$16.95
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Praying Mantis Eggs
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

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Beneficial Bugs
 
3.7

(based on 172 reviews)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Safe (108)
  • Eco-friendly (90)
  • Organic (69)
  • Easy to apply (60)
  • Easy to use (54)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Bugs & insects (84)
  • Garden (59)
  • Outdoors (31)
  • Home (8)
  • Lawn care (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (74), Do-it-yourself (33), Getting started (24), Master gardener (15), Novice (10)

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4.0

the parying mantis egg arrived on time

By susanhu

from Pittsburgh, PA

About Me Do-It-Yourself

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home

    Comments about Beneficial Bugs:

    I have used these eggs before with good success, They were very difficult to find this year and we have had really bad weather, so I have not seen any hatchlings yet and I usually see one or two. I will order them for next year.

     
    4.0

    Praying mantis egg

    By Mk

    from Greenport long Island

    About Me Do-It-Yourself

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Large Coverage Area

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Yard

      Comments about Beneficial Bugs:

      I am not sure the egg has hatched yet.

       
      4.0

      praying mantis eggs

      By Evelina

      from Indi8anapolis,In.

      About Me Do-It-Yourself

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Beneficial Bugs:

            I put them on bushes and hoped for the best.
            I like natual ways to get ridd of insects.
            They were a better price than most.

             
            5.0

            Hatched Quick

            By Tom

            from Westlake, Ohio

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Safe

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Yard

              Comments about Beneficial Bugs:

              I ordered a praying mantis egg case. The instructions said to put the eggs in a paper bag, but instead I attached the case to a small stick (the case had a natural groove that allowed me to do this) and put it in a cleaned mayo jar. I put a paper towel over the top, held in place by a rubber band and set the jar in a sunny window. I expected to have to wait for several weeks, but they hatched out 5 days later. I would guess there were between 150-200 hatchlings. I let them loose in an apple tree, hopefully some will survive. Great product, will order again next year.

               
              5.0

              Pray mantis eggs

              By Parke

              from Illinois

              About Me Do-It-Yourself

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Reduces Number Of Pests

              Cons

              • There Are None

              Best Uses

              • Yard

              Comments about Beneficial Bugs:

              Easy to hang

               
              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.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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.

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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!

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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
                      • Faster shipping is not available for this item.
                      • 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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