Ladybugs (for INDOOR release)
This item is currently on back order....
Please note: we are not able to ship ladybugs.
Our next pick-up date for indoor ladybugs will start February 2, 2018. Indoor ladybugs are available by pre-order only - not in store availability.
Ladybugs are excellent general predators, and the larvae are particularly voracious aphid-eaters! Indoors, ladybugs are extremely diligent bug eaters and they will clean up aphids and other soft bodied pests very effectively. They do require water at time of release, so mist your plants before setting the ladybugs out. If you are using any type of high intensity grow lights, turn them off before release as the ladybugs will be drawn to the light and forget about eating.
1,000 ladybugs sounds like a lot, but you can release them over a period of weeks, if you want to spread things out. If you have a lot of plants or a grow room, and are concerned about pests, you can certainly release the full 1,000 at a time.
Unreleased ladybugs can be stored for 4 - 6 weeks at 4˚C (in the fridge).
The ladybugs offered through Sage Garden are native species that will not have negative impact on existing ladybug populations.