Available at Countryside Gardens. The Lady Bug is the most widely recognized of all Beneficial Insects. The Lady Bug, actually a beetle, is known mostly for aphid control but also feeds on cinch bugs, asparagus beetle larvae, thrips, Colorado potato beetle, whitefly & mites. The Lady Bug is effective in gardens and greenhouses and will attack pests in both it’s larvae and adult stages. Ladybugs will consume over 1,000 aphids in it’s lifetime.
Mantises are sold in the egg case that will hatch from 50 to 200 baby Mantises once things get warm enough in spring. Once hatched the Mantis begins feeding on mites and aphids, but as they get bigger so does it’s prey. Adult Mantises can grow to be 3 to 5 inches in length and can be trained as pets, even taking food from your hand. They are fun to watch in the garden or make for an interesting school project.