It is time to PREORDER your Lady Bugs and Praying Mantis. We order one large shipment and call you when they come in. Shipment depends on the weather. Usually they arrive the first week of MAY. Call 722-9909 if you want to reserve some gardening friends. Most of us know that ladybugs are good insects. They have a reputation of ridding garden and crops from insect pests, especially aphids. In medieval Europe, people believed the ladybugs was divinely sent from heaven to protect crops. They called it the “Bugs of Our Lady,” a reference to the Virgin Mary. Over time, the name was shortened to ‘ladybugs.The praying mantis is named for its prominent front legs, which are bent and held together at an angle that suggests the position of prayer.