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Thread: Ladybugs as pest control (not for CPs obviously :))... any experiences?

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    Doing it wrong until I do it right. xvart's Avatar
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    If they took care of the problem, who cares if they leave?! lol. And I can't imagine that ladybugs are that expensive, so why not go buy a few more if the problem comes back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xvart View Post
    ... so why not go buy a few more if the problem comes back!

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    I've heard the 'Garden Safe' brand is actually used in organic gardening, so you might feel better about using it. I don't use it, but I know some people on this forum do.
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    My mom has a black aphid promblem to on one of her tree/bush thing in the backyard. At the tips of some braches you can't even see the bark there are so many. Why not use the larvea, they would stick around longer and still eat aphids at that stage.

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    I just bought some ladybugs, becasue the aphids pretty much uglified every single one of my outdoor CP's for the summer ...Lady bugs work way better than pesticide,or so I've heard. A single lady bug can eat about 50 aphids in one day, so imagine what a thousand can do... Rattler's right, the lady bugs will stay in the general area, as long as there is food for them. I just released some in my backyard a couple days ago, and they're already defending my VFT's...also they lay eggs, so they should last quite a while. I would buy them as soon as possible, before it's too late... I learned about aphids the hard way...but next spring, I'll be ready!
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