Orcon Praying Mantids

$41.89 - $49.57

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Order Shipment Schedule – Will ship (under 90 degrees and above 30 degrees Fahrenheit) Monday through Wednesday Nationally and Monday through Thursday SoCal to ensure products do not sit in a facility over the weekend and possibly perish. Any order received after 2:00 PM PST Wednesday is scheduled to ship the following Monday to ensure its survival.


IMPORTANT: These are live organisms that are shipped directly from the manufacturer via UPS 2nd Day Air or USPS Priority Mail so they do not die during transit.  A physical address is required for UPS to deliver your package.


Shipment of your order is determined by the following factors in order of importance:

  1. When we receive your order.
  2. Forecasted temperatures in your area (we check) combined with the temperature sensitivity of the bug you ordered.
  3. Confirmation that your bugs are 'in stock'.
If we receive your order  your order will ship
Wednesday after 2:30 pm EST but before Monday 2:30 am EST Monday
Monday after 2:30 am EST, but before Tuesday 2:30 pm EST Wednesday Tuesday
Tuesday after 2:30 pm EST, but before 2:30 pm EST Wednesday Wednesday


Occasionally, the Beneficial Insects arrive in poor condition due to circumstances beyond our control like: non-delivery, non forecasted temperature spike, bugs left in hot delivery truck too long, package left in hot sun too many hours. If this happens call us and, after verification, we will make other arrangements. Also, Holidays that impact our ability to ship will cause adjustments to the schedule above.




Note: This live product is only available from December through May.

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Orcon Praying Mantids box (3 egg masses) (PM-C3)
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Orcon Praying Mantids (6 egg masses) (PM-C6) box (6 egg masses) (PM-C6)
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Orcon Praying Mantids

The Orcon Praying Mantids are beneficial insects that kills a wide variety of pests. They effectively kill aphids, caterpillars, grubs, beetles, crickets, grasshoppers and more. These type of insects do not fly, they remain in the area where they are released. Having them on any lawn or garden is completely safe to pets, humans and the environment itself. Mantids do not move much and blend perfectly well with the environment. Instead of hunting for something to eat, mantids are contented in waiting for their food to walk by and just grab it with their forelegs.

Choose from 2 options: 3 egg masses or 6 egg masses with 100 approximate eggs amount per mass.

Note: This live product is only available from December through May.

Information About Praying Mantids:

What it is used for: Praying Mantids will eat various varieties of garden pests. When they are younger, they will eat aphids, flies, maggots, thrips, leafhoppers, small caterpillars, chinch bugs, earwigs, beetles, grasshoppers, sow bugs, and many more.

Application: Put the egg case in a limb, hedge, bush or anywhere that is two feet or higher from the ground. This egg case can be placed in the fork of a branch or hung with a piece of string or needle and thread outside of the case. If you hang this egg case, it will keep rodents and birds away from eating the eggs. If there are ants present in the area, oiling the string will keep them away.

Cycle of Praying Mantids: Praying Mantids will hatch from their egg case along the seam that looks like louvered windows with mud packed on the top. In the Spring they will hatch when it is warm. The warmer the temperature, the faster they will hatch. The Mantids will come out as miniature adults, unlike other insects. They will be around half an inch long and will grow in the Spring and Summer until they are around 5 to 6 inches long. Shedding of the skin is normal and will happen. Mantids have wings and will use these in the Fall when wings for a female develop and she will start flying around looking for a mate. She will eat the male’s head off after mating, which will help nourish her eggs. She will then attach the brown foam to a branch, lay her eggs inside then afterwards will die. The eggs are protected in the foam during the cold Winter and the cycle will repeat in the Spring.

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Orcon Praying Mantids
Orcon Praying Mantids
$41.89 - $49.57