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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Top Customer Reviews
I am very happy with my purchase from Hirt's.
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.
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!Read more ›
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Arrived on time; lady bugs were active and wanted 'out' of the mesh packaging unit. Have ordered them in the past. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Notta-shopper
I released them into my garden under the recommended directions. All were gone in 3 days. I guess you just can't mess with Mother Nature.Published 2 months ago by Marian B.
Ladybugs arrived at planned and all alive. They did not help my garden after they were introduced because they all flew away by the next morning.Published 2 months ago by Pearl
We have a large snowball bush that we found out had tons of aphids at the beginning of this season (and I do mean tons). Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lacy
I set some free and then forgot about them for a long time. They were all still alive and doing great.
I will be buying more this year.
This completely cleared my planter of aphids. Watching them try to become the boss of lettuce was also entertaining.Published 3 months ago by Jessica Forshee
Not as described. Only a few bugs came alive all the rest died in the bag. I contacted the seller and received no reply.Published 4 months ago by Cleandra R Martin