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  • Ladybugs for greenhouse bugs

    Created by Brad Leonard on

    We have an infestation of aphids in our school greenhouse. Is there any beneficial insects that we can purchase that will make it here alive. Would the ladybugs even survive the shipping in this cold weather?

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    Eric 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!

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