Most people purchase them for their garden but many species of ladybugs are found throughout the United States and can be attracted naturally. If you want to purchase ladybugs online be careful. Many people have reported receiving a thousands of ladybugs that are DOA. It’s not a lot of money but is certainly sad. You can click here to see where we get our ladybugs on Amazon. There are a lot of places that sell them and we have tried a lot of them. We now only order from Nature’s Good Guys on Amazon.
Next week we will be posting how to attract ladybugs. Only one ladybug is not from the USA, the Asian lady beetle, it was more recently introduced into the United States. Ladybugs are generally found in agricultural fields, orchards and gardens where their favorite foods, aphids, insects and mealybugs can be found.
Why Purchase Ladybugs for your Garden?
Ladybugs are capable of consuming up to 50 to 60 aphids per day but will also eat a variety of other insects and larvae including mealy bugs, leaf hoppers, scales, mites, and variety of soft-bodied insects. Ladybugs, also called lady beetles or ladybird beetles, are a very beneficial group of insects. They are natural enemies of many insects and pests that can damage your garden. A single ladybug can consume as many as 5,000 aphids in its lifetime.
Stay tuned for how the attract ladybugs naturally in in next weeks newsletter!