Preventative care is key!
Hippodamia convergens, also known as the Convergent Lady Beetle, is native to the U.S. and distributed from Canada to South America. Their appearance ranges from bright red to orange-red, with 0-12 black spots. They are most noticeably identified by the white lines at the top of the thorax. NaturesGoodGuys (a.k.a. Soldier Bugs) pre-fed Ladybugs are the best general predator in any organic garden, greenhouse, grow room, patio, rooftop garden, interiorscape, or anywhere that pests exist.
- Ladybugs do the work for you. Release them into the desired area and watch them defeat bad bugs that damage your plants.
- Support your backyard ecosystem! See improvements in the health of your plants without introducing harmful chemical pesticides.
- Maximize your harvest - healthy plants produce more.
- Natural, organic, sustainable, and kid/pet friendly.
Ladybugs are natural predators to aphids, mealybugs, spider mites, thrips, and many other soft-bodied insects.
Egg: 2-5 days | Larvae: 21 days | Pupa: 7 days | Adult: 1 year
- There are over 400 species of ladybugs in North America.
- Female ladybugs will lay over 1,000 eggs in their lifetime.
- Ladybugs protect themselves against predators by creating a chemical that tastes bad to other bugs.
- Ladybugs hibernate during cold temperatures! During hibernation, they will survive on their stored fat (pollen).
- Ladybugs beat their wings 85 times per second when they fly.
- Ladybugs chew from side to side (not up & down).
Release 1 ladybug per square foot, monthly.
Release 1 ladybug per square foot, bi-weekly, 2-3 times.
Release 1 ladybug per square foot, weekly, 2-4 times.
HOW TO RELEASE:
- Release ladybugs in the early morning, evening, or on a cloudy day when the temperatures are cooler.
- Mist leaves to improve ladybug habitat. Misting the foliage beforehand may improve performance. With ample food and moisture, ladybugs can begin to reproduce immediately.
- Release ladybugs at the base of the plants.
- Release multiple times throughout the growing season to stay ahead of the pest lifecycle.
For best results, store ladybugs in original shipping box between 34-45°F for no longer than two weeks. Refrigerate, do not freeze.
Keep your beneficial insects fed and attract native bugs to your garden or farm with our Good Bug Diet.
Attract native beneficial insects to your garden! Our Good Bug Seed Mix is a special mixture of plant seeds that provide nectar and pollen to beneficial insects.
For more information, check out our blog post!