Asked on Oct 26, 2012

Has anyone used ladybugs for control of insects in their greenhouse?

EdenMakerCAROL HKMS Woodworks


I'm curious if anyone has had success using ladybugs for pest control in their greenhouse. I would like to get a head start before I actually see any bad bugs in my happy place.
5 answers
  • Douglas Hunt
    on Oct 26, 2012

    I know people who have bought ladybugs to control an aphid situation. They're highly effective, but tend to disperse when the job is done.

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on Oct 26, 2012

    They are flighty little critters, no loyalty in the least.:)

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Oct 26, 2012

    A number of years ago I bought a bag and turned them loose in my greenhouse...the helped initially bet then either moved on of died off as there food source diminished. My green house was a long series of PVC hoops with plastic sheeting over the top. If you have operable windows they my leave by that route. My primary pest was not aphids but slugs...once I got my watering schedule dialed in I did not have as much trouble.

    on Oct 26, 2012

    Thanks to all of you. KMS that answered my question.

  • EdenMaker
    on Oct 27, 2012

    Yes, they have been very effective.

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