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1500 Adult Ladybugs
1500 Adult Ladybugs
Item # 05-239
$16.95
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Praying Mantis Eggs
Praying Mantis Eggs
Item # 05-254
$17.95
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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 154 reviews)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Safe (98)
  • 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 (20)
  • Home (3)
  • Lawn care (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (74), Getting started (24), Do-it-yourself (20), Master gardener (15), Professional (6)

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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.

                 
                4.0

                Love Ladybeetles!

                By PrimrosePaula

                from Ithaca, NY

                About Me Do-It-Yourself

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Beneficial Bugs:

                      So much fun to release in the garden. Looking forward to when they are available again. Fun for kids too.

                       
                      4.0

                      I would buy these again

                      By Ken

                      from Port Orchard, WA

                      About Me Do-It-Yourself

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Reduces Number Of Pests
                      • Safe

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Yard

                        Comments about Beneficial Bugs:

                        Praying mantises arrived in a pod. Placed in garden and found the empty pod later. Never saw any insects. Probably all eaten by the birds. At least I can attract birds.

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                        How-To

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

                        Shipping Information

                        • Orders are shipped from late March to November, depending on weather conditions
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