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The Orcon Ladybugs is a great alternative to chemical use and a beneficial insect that prevent the eggs of harmful pests from hatching. They can be released by small groups on any shrub or plants that are close ground. It is best to release the bugs to an area that has been recently watered and preferably during the night or sundown. Once released, the live products will search for food and remain on the area where food is present.
Choose from 2 options: 500 ladybugs or 1500 ladybugs that can be used immediately.
|Target pests:||Aphids, scale, mealy bugs, boil worm, leaf hopper, and corn ear worm.|
|For use in:||A great alternative to chemicals in eliminating harmful insects.|
|Application:||Ladybugs should be released after sundown, can be released in small groups and best to release them on a recently watered area.|
|Shipping Weight:||0.50 lbs|
|Manufactured By:||Orcon - Organic Control, Inc (Mfg. Number: LB-R500)|
Information About Ladybugs:
USE: Ladybugs love to eat aphids and can eat up to 50 in a day. They feed only on insects and cause no harm to vegetation.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Ladybugs should be placed in a refrigerator ranging in temperatures from 35-40 degrees. Those received from March through May should not be stored more than 2 to 3 days. After May, they can be stored 2 or 3 months. It is not uncommon to find dead bugs inside the container. We have included extra bugs for this reason.
LIFECYCLE: Ladybugs mate in the spring and lay clusters of 10 to 50 yellow eggs on the underside of leaves. Around 5 to 7 days, the larvae will emerge as adults and will eat around 400 aphids during their 2.5 week cycle. In the summer and fall, they migrate into mountains and lie dormant throughout the winter months. In the early spring, they resume feeding on aphids, insects, and pollen.
These bugs have been fed a special diet and should continue feeding immediately. Feeding slows down their natural ability to fly when released.