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

by Orcon
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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 + Praying Mantis 2 Egg Cases 100 - 400 Babies with Hirt's Hatching Habitat
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Product Details

  • Item Weight: 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000MR6WRG
  • Item model number: LB-C1500
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (380 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,131 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


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Customer Reviews

I don't think there was a single dead ladybug on arrival!
Sandra
Emailed the Hirt's company and they said they would send another out free of charge to get a good review.
D. Herriges
Received the lady bugs over half were already dead and the rest died within the next few days.
Isaid

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117 of 118 people found the following review helpful By Michele C. on March 22, 2008
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Used them to get rid of the aphids on my aerogarden plants in the house. If you release them when the room is dark and the door is shut they make their home on the plants. When it gets light out and you open the doors the next morning they've already settled in on the plants so they don't fly around the house. They got rid of tons of aphids within a few days. Something that I tried to do safely for 2 months with no success.

Update - I had another aphid infestation this year (Mar 2011) on the tomato, parsley and pepper plants I started in our sun room. I again ordered the lady bugs and they did the trick. They arrived healthy and well-packed. When you are using them indoors, release them at night when they are less likely to fly around. I kept the door to the sunroom shut that night and the next day and it gave them enough time to make their homes in the plants. The doors are open now and I've only had a couple of lady bugs go exploring in the rest of the house. They are getting rid of all of the aphids on the plants. All of my plans are looking much healthier already.
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72 of 73 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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63 of 73 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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62 of 73 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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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 he 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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32 of 38 people found the following review helpful By TheCrimsonLadybug on October 24, 2012
I have to say I was skeptical at first when I found this fine product in the middle of selecting an insect species that would be perfect for aiding in my dastardly plans. The ladybugs are friendly and take well to simple instructions. As of right now, I have several of them stationed outside my evil lair with tiny sniper rifles and binoculars. However, they do lack the physical strength ants so they're more suited for security and/or espionage missions. But overall, they're friendly and learn fairly fast during training and orientation. They have very little complaints about serving their supreme evil ruler and will happily carry out their little tasks around the lair. Four stars because they could stand to be a little more courageous whenever my arch nemesis or in-laws decide to drop in a visit. Will buy again though for when my moon base is no longer under construction.
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