So what the hell does one do with 1500 ladybugs, or just ladybugs in general? We first thought it was probably for pranking purposes (although spiders or cockroaches would be better for this) but this is not what they are for. Ladybugs are general predators that feed off other slow moving insects such as mites, scales, thrips, aphids, moth eggs, mealybugs, leaf hoppers, chinch bugs, asparagus beetle larvae, whiteflies and others.
Now you can ditch your poisonous pesticides and buy more insects to get rid of insects in your garden! We consulted a couple of our hippie friends who are very keen “tomato” farmers and they educated us more on the subject. Apparently, these bugs are a must for an organic plantation; they eat insects during both the adult and larval stages, meaning that you can buy them as adults and they’ll keep munching through other parts of their life cycle as they reproduce.
So if you are suffering with any kind of pest issues with your “tomato” plantation, get yourself these predators to take care of them! The bugs are shipped in mesh bags or natural reusable cotton bags and they can be stored in a regular household fridge for 1-2 weeks max. It is recommended to spray your plants with water first and then release these little terrorists at dusk over a two week period. Beware that if the temperatures in your area are below 30 or above 80 degrees Fahrenheit, you better pick a faster delivery option. Video credit: Naveen Agarwal