Lacewing Larvae or “aphid lions” are similar in appearance to an alligator with pincers like tiny ice tongs, and vigorously attacks its prey, injecting a paralyzing venom then drawing out the body fluids of its victim. Besides aphids, lacewing feed on just about any soft-bodied pest they can “grab,” including citrus mealybugs, cottony cushion scale, spider mites, thrips, caterpillars, insect eggs, etc. It is known to be cannibalistic if no other food source is available. During the two to three weeks in this stage it will devour up to 200 insect pests a week.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Lacewing larvae are ready for use upon arrival. To release, simply sprinkle the contents of the container over the pest infested area. Release 1,000 larvae per 1,000 square feet. A second release 2 weeks later, may be necessary. If it is not convenient to make an immediate release, you can refrigerate the closed container but not for more than 24 hours. DO NOT FREEZE.
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