We now have beneficial nematodes and ladybugs in stock!
Ladybugs, also known as lady beetles, are beneficial predaceous insects. They are well known for their appetite for aphids and are great for releasing in a greenhouse as it provides a closed and controlled environment.
After receiving your live ladybugs, leave bag sealed and place in refrigerator to calm the beetles from their transporting experience. Release at early evening as night time allows them to settle in, find food and water, and get acquainted with their new space, your home garden. Sprinkle some water in your garden before their release to provide immediate moisture. Once they’re settled in, their moisture needs will be met from eating aphids and other plant pests.
Beneficial nematodes are microscopic in size yet have the ability to attack and control hundreds of soil dwelling and wood boring pests, such as flea larvae, grubs, cutworms, cabbage root maggots, root weevils, crane fly and many more! The benefit of nematodes is they attack pest larvae before the pest emerges from the ground and damage your precious plants.
To apply, mix nematodes with water in a bucket and stir to break up any lumps. Let solution soak for a few minutes. Continue to mix as you apply the solution using a water-can or sprayer, applying evenly over the ground along plants and lawn. If soil is dry, it is best to apply water first to moisten soil.
Stop by the store to learn more about how these insects can improve the health of your garden.