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1500 Adult Ladybugs
1500 Adult Ladybugs
Item # 05-239
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Praying Mantis Eggs
Praying Mantis Eggs
Item # 05-254
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Description

  • 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!

Specifications

  • 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

Reviews

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Beneficial Bugs
 
3.7

(based on 162 reviews)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Safe (104)
  • 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 (25)
  • Home (5)
  • Lawn care (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (74), Do-it-yourself (27), Getting started (24), Master gardener (15), Novice (6)

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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!

     
    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.

       
      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!

         
        5.0

        Lucky Ladybugs

        By Clay & Sally

        from FLORIDA

        About Me Do-It-Yourself

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home

          Comments about Beneficial Bugs:

          Very Lively!!! Fun to watch their activity.

           
          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.

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                  How-To

                  • Most garden visitors -- more than 95 percent -- are either beneficial or benign.

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