But I'll bet you have few garden pests! <g> They eat aphids, scale,
mealy bug and other things. Another good predator are lacewing larvae.
I got rid of a persistant scale infection on the succulents in my
greehouse using those...
I remember my ex-husband releasing them in our large vegetable garden years
ago. At least 90% were gone the next day. A few days later we didn't find
any. Same thing with praying mantis he bought. We never ordered any more
How wet do you keep the yard?
I'm sorry you had bad luck. It worked very well for me!
I did, however, have a similar experince with a mantis casing. I found
a few the next year but the trouble with those is that they are
Well, I have more geckos if the yard is kept moist in at least some
areas. I have to save money on water but if some areas are never totally
dry, it appears to attract and keep more beneficial critters such as
geckos, toads and predatory insects.
You have to have adequate numbers of prey around to keep any predator
No prey equals no predators.
A neighbour of ours bought a package of ladybugs once.
They all flew across the street to a less kempt lot.
The only predators I bring home are the ones I find in weird locales,
like the preying mantis I found clinging to a bank downtown.
Yes, they're aphids. There were a few ladybugs among them so left them
alone. There aren't enough to do damage. And I also noticed more damage from
the neighbors RoundUp spraying. The pepper plants have deformed centers and
the small Okra are losing their oldest leaves. It's very discouraging. It
looks like he sprayed around his garden patch which is only about 40' from
ours. :( I hope he doesn't do the weedy patch even closer to our garden.
We'll have nothing left healthy.
I was thinking the SAME THING! I think plastic would work. The prevailing
breeze comes from their property, to our west. There is a 4' field fence
between us. I haven't said anything to him. I dread making enemies of
neighbors. You never know how they'll take things.
Okay, so nobody else answered your question... I've seen them for sale
in various garden catalogues and I don't think it seems to matter. I
bought some beneficial nematodes at random and have had very few fleas
Let's try google:
Look thru the sites the search turned up and just choose the best price
with a LIVE DELIVERY guarantee. :-)
I got lucky and got mine for free. I went out to the employee parking
lot one night and evidently they were migrating! They were all over the
cars under the lights.
I spend two hours gathering as many as I could find...
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