Ladybugs

Ladybugs

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Ladybugs

Always keep the ladybugs out of direct sunlight and as cool as possible.  They may even be refrigerated down to 35º F (they hibernate at 35º – 40º.)

The ladybugs should be watered once a day (unless refrigerated.)  Two or three shots of a fine mist is about right.  You want to moisten the wood shavings but not allow puddles at the bottom of the boxes.

  1. Water your garden before releasing the bugs.
  2. Release the ladybugs after sundown since they do not fly at night.  If released during the day, they will immediately fly away.
  3. Shake them out of the box in groups at the base of the plants that have aphids.  Ladybugs always crawl up.