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Orcon LB-C1500 Live Ladybugs, Approximately 1,500 Count

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  • Live Adult Ladybugs
  • Prefer To Eat Aphids
  • Can Devour Up To 50 Aphids A Day
  • Dine Only On Insects
  • Will Not Harm Vegetation
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Orcon LB-C1500 Live Ladybugs, Approximately 1,500 Count + Ladybug NectarTM - 8 Ounces - Attracts & Keeps Beneficial Insects in the Garden + Live Ladybugs - Hirt's Gardens - Approximately 1550 -Plus Hirt's Nature NectarTM
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Product Details

  • Item Weight: 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000MR6WRG
  • Item model number: LB-C1500
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (467 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,936 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)

Product Description

A favorite "good bug" and alternative to chemicals, ladybugs have been a popular part of the Orcon line of beneficial insects for over 20 years. When released at sundown (because they don't fly at night), ladybugs eat aphids, mealy bugs, scale, leaf hoppers, various plant eating worms and other destructive soft bodied 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. Each container includes approximately 1500 live ladybugs. Restricted State: Hawaii

Customer Reviews

This is a high quality product, and the ladybugs are very healthy and hungry when they arrive.
Nova
There is no way there were even close to 1500 ladybugs in there, and about 90% of them were dead on arrival.
galacticatt
Received the lady bugs over half were already dead and the rest died within the next few days.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

80 of 84 people found the following review helpful By Guardmed on June 17, 2008
I really only wanted about 100 ladybugs but 1500 was the only amount I could find. Hirt's shipped them very quickly and I had them in less than a week even being shipped to an APO address. My wife about killed me for getting the bugs. I was surprised when I opened the box and saw all the ladybugs moving around. I thought several of them would be dead, but it appeared all or nearly all of the bugs survived. I rinsed the bag and refrigerated the bugs like the instructions said to do. Then I released them right before it got dark. All of the ladybugs seemed to crawl around and find a place to stay.
I am very happy with my purchase from Hirt's.
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66 of 79 people found the following review helpful By J. Ungar on June 15, 2008
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We had such a bad aphid problem that it made our backyard impossible to use without getting covered in little green bugs in a matter of minutes. I purchased one package of the ladybugs. They arrived alive and wiggling in their container w/almost no (if any) loss on route. They come with easy to follow directions including washing them upon arrival, refrigerate and release at dusk. We released them three days ago. While I don't actively see many of the ladybugs now (most I assume headed for the tree where I think most of them were), there is a huge reduction in the number of aphids in the yard to the point that my husband was able to sit outside and enjoy the yard for a few hours yesterday. I will probably buy one more package in a week or so to get any straggler aphids.
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73 of 92 people found the following review helpful By JAF on July 21, 2008
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Received the Lady-Bugs very quickly, two days after ordering.

The bugs all seemed alive in the bag they arrived in which included a small square of something looking like foam & also a small wad of straw-type material.

The instructions were pretty clear but I was dis-appointed that there was no mention of "lady bug attractant" and/or how to use it. I expected information about this "attractant" because of a response that someone from Hirt's had written to another reviewer. Hirt's had asked the reviewer...... "did you use the lady-bug attractant?" when that reviewer had complained none of the bugs were in their garden the next day after putting the bugs out in garden.

The instructions did say to put the bugs out into a well watered, pesticide free (for at least 14 days) garden and only to put them out at dusk, as they do not fly at night.

I followed these instructions (I never use any pesticides so that was no worry) and I would say that the bugs were around my garden for about a week. I also put the straw material & the little square of foam into a couple of the pots I placed lady bugs in just in case either of these items were "the lady bug attractant".

I have a lush garden with lots of "food" that the lady-bugs could eat so I was a little sad they were all gone so quickly. I found about a dozen shells of dead lady bugs in one or two potted plants but the others were, presumably, off to a different garden.

A couple weeks after not seeing any lady bugs I tossed the foam square & the (by then) soggy straw into the trash.

Also, as another reviewer stated "her husband wondered how they counted the lady bugs"....(lol) well, my husband asked the same thing!
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32 of 39 people found the following review helpful By BetaMaXX on August 13, 2012
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This year my garden became heavily infested with whiteflies which had never happened before. I realize it's very hard if not impossible to kill or get rid of these things so I decided to order Lady Bugs. There was plenty of food for them and I hoped they would annihilate the plague killing everything in my garden.

I ordered what was supposed to be approximately 1500 live Lady Bugs from Orcon. Shipment was fast and when the package arrived via UPS, I immediately put it in the refrigerator. Later that evening, after the sun had set, my husband took the package outside to give the bugs time to warm up and start stirring while he soaked down everything in the garden. When he opened the package he said this doesn't look good and that there was nowhere near 1500 Lady Bugs in the container.

After observing the bugs for several minutes three of them had actually moved. He put those back into the original container and got a large deep plastic pan from the shed then gently scattered the bugs around the bottom. While watching for signs of life he started removing the wood shavings the bugs were packed in. By the time most of the shavings had been removed 7 more of the bugs were moving to some extent. He returned these to the original container as well and watched for further movement. After waiting another 20 minutes or so we had not seen any more movement at all so he got a plant mister and lightly dampened the remaining bugs. Eventually a few more started to slightly move; as they did, he put them back into the original container with the others.

After all was said and done we had 23 living Lady Bugs. In addition, he was correct about the number not being anywhere close to 1500.
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42 of 52 people found the following review helpful By RedAntPile on July 5, 2013
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April 2014. I bought these again. They were alive. No more dead than expected. So I am changing my review to 3 stars and yes buy them, but only during certain times of the year.

June 2013 In case you have not guessed it, that's right, all dead. I just bought a bucket of dead bugs and they are not eligible for return. I don't blame them. I would not want to buy back a bucket of dead bugs either. It appears these things are only alive for certain months in the year. Look at the other all dead reviews and when they occur. Clearly Amazon should not be selling them for some of the months. You know, the months where the bugs in the bucket are all dead. July appears to be the worst. I don't know if the problem is with Amazon or Orcon. They were only $7.10 so it's not a big loss. Many other reviews have had good luck so I will try them again in the early spring. Now I have to figure out where to get 1500 tiny headstones.
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