Live Ladybugs: Killers In Your Garden

by indiablue

If you have been wondering how to keep your garden pest free without having to use nasty pesticides, then I have the answer for you.

Did you know that Ladybugs favorite food is Aphids. Yes, here is a natural, cheap way to get rid of pests in your garden. Buy a pack of 1500 live ladybugs and they will eat their way through your pests without harming the environment in any way.

How Can Ladybugs help in your Garden?

Are Aphids Eating Your Roses?

 If you have a problem with Aphids then these cute little ladybugs can get rid of them naturally for you.

 They are always very hungry and can eat thousands of Aphids very quickly. What is better than a natural predator to get rid of pests in your garden?

Not only will they kill the aphids, but they will lay eggs on the plant so you have newborn Ladybugs coming along as well.

Stay away from chemicals and pesticides and give these cute killers a try.

Go For All Natural Pest Control

Ladybugs eat other pests as well as Aphids. They also eat  mealy bugs, scale, leaf hoppers, and other destructive pests. I have found that releasing ladybugs onto my indoor house plants ended my mealy bug problem. I was so excited to see my plants becoming healthy and pest free again. I was thrilled that I could get rid of the problem without having to resort to sprays and chemicals. Did you know that I ladybug can eat 50 Aphids in a day or more than 5000 in its lifetime?

What do you use in your garden to get rid of pests?

Conduct A Science Experiment For Your Kids

Ladybugs are fascinating creatures. Showing kids how the ladybugs get rid of pests and watching them perform is a great opportunity for education.

Did you know that they beat their wings 85 times per second when they are flying and that a female ladybug will lay more than 2000 eggs in her lifetime?

Show your kids how quickly the ladybugs become active after they are removed from the fridge and let them be amazed at how quickly they go to work eating the Aphids. You can also watch how quickly the eggs are laid on the underside of leaves and how the babies hatch out.

Your ladybugs will not only control your pests but they will also be a learning experience for your kids.

What Sort of Success Can I Expect to See?

As long as you follow the instructions on the package, you can expect the aphids to eat up your aphids very quickly, in about 1 day. This is a very fast process. You can expect to have ladybugs hanging around in your garden for a few days, however your aphids will be gone. What could be better than that?

Updated: 04/23/2012, indiablue
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theraggededge on 04/16/2012

I never knew you could buy them on the web... er... the internet, I mean!

Meagan on 04/04/2012

I love that ladybirds have a positive function in the garden - I had no idea!

whitemoss on 04/03/2012

We call them ladybrids. I love them.

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