More Ladybugs!

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Last year I released 1500 ladybugs in my yard and gardens to help in my fight against pests. I could definitely tell the difference, so I decided to do it again this year. If you don’t know the benefits of ladybugs, read my post from last year… Fascinating facts about using ladybugs for natural pest control in the home garden

Ladybugs As Organic Pest Control

Ladybugs As Organic Pest Control

The packaging the ladybugs came in was different than last year’s and it didn’t say how many ladybugs were inside, so I’m not sure how many I release this year.

Releasing Ladybugs In the Garden

Releasing Ladybugs In the Garden

Since I am practically a pro at release ladybugs (cause I’ve done it once), it only took me about an hour to spread out the ladybugs this year. Last year, part of the reason it took me so long was because they came in a mesh bag and it was difficult to get them out. The plastic container they came in this year made it much easier.

I was thrilled to discover a few ladybug larvae around my yard as I was releasing the new ladybugs. I’ve never noticed one of these guys before. Hopefully this is the spawn of some of my ladybugs from last year. How fun!

Ladybug Larvae

Ladybug Larvae

Do you release ladybugs in your gardens? Tell me about it in the comments below.

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  1. says

    Hi Amy! I released some ladybugs last year to help battle my aphids. A day later I coulda sworn they had all disappeared. Through the year I'd find a few here and there but really…a 1000+ ladybugs. This year though I've been finding more and more around. I have even spotted ladybug eggs and larvae around so I've very happy with the release! I may think about releasing more

  2. says

    Hi Holly, isn't it amazing what a difference they make? For some reason the aphids have been really bad in my gardens over the past few years. Two years ago, I fought aphids on my houseplants all winter. I was thrilled to find the lady bugs for sale, and it's been like night a day!! Not one aphid came inside this winter either. It was great.

    PlantPostings – I hope you'll

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