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Live Ladybugs - Hirt's Gardens - Approximately 1550 -Plus Hirt's Nature NectarTM

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  • A favorite "good bug," ladybugs have been a popular beneficial insects for the past 20 years
  • When released at sundown (because they don't fly at night), ladybugs eat aphids, mealy bugs, scale, leaf hoppers, and other destructive pests
  • They keep on eating until the bad guys are gone
  • Ladybugs prefer to eat aphids and will devour up to 50 a day
  • You will receive approximately 1,500 live Lady Bugs plus Hirt's Nature NectarTM
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Live Ladybugs - Hirt's Gardens - Approximately 1550 -Plus Hirt's Nature NectarTM + Ladybug NectarTM - 8 Ounces - Attracts & Keeps Beneficial Insects in the Garden
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  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Origin: Made in USA
  • ASIN: B0057AZ5U8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (521 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #64 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)

Product Description

A favorite "good bug," ladybugs have been a popular beneficial insects for the past 20 years. When released at sundown (because they don't fly at night), ladybugs eat aphids, mealy bugs, scale, leaf hoppers, and other destructive pests. And they keep on eating until the bad guys are gone, laying their own eggs in the process. When new pests arrive, fresh ladybugs will be waiting. You will love them because ladybugs really work, plus they will be doing something favorable for the environment. LADYBUGS (Hippodamia convergens)

USE: Ladybugs prefer to eat aphids and will devour up to 50 a day, but they will also attack scale, mealy bugs, boil worm, leaf hopper, and corn ear worm.

Spray the foliage in the area of the ladybug release with Hirt's Natures NectarTM, shortly before releasing the ladybugs.

Ladybug Nectar is a specially formulized nutritional supplement. This nutrient rich food successfully substitutes for many of the nutrients found in natural nectars, pollen, and honeydew (aphid waste). It is the best replacement food when a natural food supply is lacking, and stimulates egg production in ladybugs, lacewings, and other beneficial insects. It also helps encourage and maintain a continuous local beneficial insect population in your yard, garden or greenhouse.



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Customer Reviews

The rest flew away within a couple days.
Britty Willard
I ordered these ladybugs mainly for my daughter to release because she loves bugs.
J. E. Sneed
Most of the Ladybugs were alive and very very hungry.
caguamero

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

131 of 131 people found the following review helpful By Anne on August 10, 2011
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This was not my first time ordering ladybugs through the mail, but it was the first time that got here and all of them were still alive.
It was two day shipping, and they put what appeared to be an ice-pack (great idea!) in with the ladybugs. Of course the ice pack was very hot by the end of the two days, but it seems to have helped.
I let the ladybugs out as soon as they got here and they went right to work. I could not open the mesh bag fast enough for them; they were so hungry. It took them three days to eat up most of our pests and they were gone, except for a handful that stayed behind to make my backyard their permanent home.
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62 of 65 people found the following review helpful By Cindy on August 11, 2011
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I had ordered some ladybugs previously from another site and they arrived dead. I was so dissappointed because I had tried everything to get rid of the mealy bugs on my houseplants and this was my last hope. I decided to try again from a different source and the ladybugs arrived raring to go. I rinsed them and refrigerated them and at night released some on my plants. They made themselves at home and kept eating. I put the remaining back in the refrigerator but didn't want them to die, so a week later I took them out and they were still very lively. I put more on the house plants and then the rest on my outside garden. I did seem to have a lot of them around the house for awhile but they saved my plants and whenever I found them around the house, I took them outside and placed them on various plants. I am very pleased with this order and that my treasured houseplants were saved!
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79 of 85 people found the following review helpful By PS on May 28, 2012
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I ordered 1500 Lady bugs and about half were dead when I got them but I still used them just they way the directions said to. I put these lady bugs in my wet roses a dusk and they made themselves right at home eating all those aphids.

I told the person who own this shop that some of the ladybugs ended up dead but I was happy with the fast service and gave them five stars.
Well who ever owns this company needs a pat on the back!!!:)In todays world where the customer is never right this company thinks differently.
They sent me more lady bugs for my roses!! It was awesome, people dont do that in today society. I am very greatful and thankful to this company. I will recommend them to all my girlfriends who grow roses and other plants that get aphids.
Thank you Hirt's Garden for being such an honest company.
Sincerely,
PS
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53 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Rare Book Collector on May 1, 2012
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1,500 ladybugs arrived at my home in San Jose, California on April 5th and all appeared alive and healthy. I spritzed them with a little fine mist of cool water, and stored them in the bar fridge (which is 49 degrees F.) between two damp paper towels (making sure there wasn't too much weight on them). As the towels evaporate in the fridge, they increase humidity there, and absorb excess moisture.

In the early evening of April 30th, I wet down the entire backyard with a hose, then took them out of their screen bag and sprinkled them over the perennials. All were alive and active and stampeded to the exit. Important: I carefully cut the screen bag open with scissors, being careful not to cut into any ladybugs!

They are so cute, and some crawled on my hands. I gently blew them off into the plants. They settled down onto the leaves covered with beaded water.

I decided to get the 4,500 size lot from Hirt's Gardens because they are a better deal in bulk, even after the discounts on the 1,500 size lot. Such a good deal, in fact, that I ordered 9,000 and could justify the $30 cost of 1-3 day fast shipping. They should arrive in a few days and one of the 4,500 group of ladybugs will go to my neighbor, whose yard is like a bontanical gardens. I figure once they propogate our yards, they'll fan out into the local geographic region and colonize.

Very pleased with Hirt's Gardens for helping the ecosystem this way, and for humane shipping. Just remember not to leave them on a hot porch all day! Arrange to get them into a cool area soon after delivery! Remember, it's humane. Like animals, ladybugs have feelings too!
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52 of 56 people found the following review helpful By J. Reilly on July 27, 2012
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My husband originally wrote a negative review about this seller. While it was true that about 1/4 of the lady bugs were dead, there were still plenty that were alive and well. I had ordered the bugs so that I could take pictures of them, then set them free to eat the aphids on my plants. The living lady bugs posed nicely for the pictures and then went on to their feast in the garden.

The seller contacted me immediately after the negative review was posted. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this seller, as it seems that they strive to provide excellent customer service.
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33 of 39 people found the following review helpful By C. Russell on May 13, 2012
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Mainly because I have several health conditions which interfere with bending and digging, etc., in the ground, I decided to search websites for ideas on making a butterfly garden in containers. I decided since I was going to plant flowers, I might as well go ahead and plant some veggies. My son built me a small fenced-in area to grow my veggies, so the deer and other critters couldn't eat up all my veggies--that is if I had any luck getting them to grow. I've been having so much fun buying different colored pots, dirt, and planting every couple of days, and of course continuously reading about everything. My son decided he even wanted a couple of broccoli plants. We ended up buying several tomato plants, a couple of herbs, and some peppers. I didn't want to use pesticides since I wanted to attract butterflies. I started searching natural ways to get rid of insects, especially those nasty little aphids. I then read about people using ladybug beetles to eat a lot of different critters and would you believe, aphids were their favorite meal! I read more and went to Amazon's website (of course!) and read a lot of reviews on ordering ladybird beetles, some not so good. I decided that I was going to get me some little beetles, regardless. I was so fascinated by the whole life-cyle they went thru and even more impressed by how they loved aphids and other destructive insects. I then waited for the little carnivores to arrive. I had bought several tomato plants and a Goliath bush in particular. That plant is so fruitful and had a couple of little tomatoes when I bought it. One of my son's giant broccoli plants was living up to it's name. The gods must have been smiling because our veggies were growing fast and looking really good, just in a few weeks.Read more ›
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