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E. Vinje
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Thomas –

Ladybugs can be effective at eliminating mealy bugs however, they may not be the best choice for indoor control. Ladybugs do not like to be too condensed in one area so they would likely disperse throughout your home until the majority of them found their way outside. Instead of Ladybugs, an even better alternative would be our mealybug destroyers. These beetles come in containers of just 100 individuals (as opposed to 2,000 ladybugs) and are much better suited to eradicate your mealybug infestation. It is recommended that you introduce 2 to 5 beetles per plant, so depending on the number of house plants you have, you could either store the remaining beetles in your refrigerator and reapply in one to two weeks and/or release the extras outdoors. For more information check out our mealybug destroyer link:

Hope this helps!