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E. Vinje

Hello Brad –

We just received a fresh batch of ladybugs late last week, so they are in great shape and ready to ship. Ladybugs are important natural predators of aphids and do well when shipped in cold temperatures — they simply go dormant and will wake when warm. For best results, make releases when pest levels are low to medium. If populations are high, use a least-toxic, short-lived natural pesticide — insecticidal soap — to establish control, then release predatory insects to maintain control. I’ve included an article of ours the will help.

Good luck!