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Post  TexasTracy on 4/7/2012, 12:13 pm

I'm so excited! Was at the feed store today to get some Neem for what appear to be spider mites around my green beans when I thought to ask if they carried ladybugs and sure enough, they did. So tonight I will put them out and give them a chance to work their magic. Maybe I won't need to use the Neem afterall.

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Post  camprn on 4/7/2012, 12:15 pm


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Post  jjlonsdale on 4/9/2013, 1:05 pm

Tracy, what feed store? I'm trying to find a place to buy ladybugs, but I'm in North Dallas.
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Ladybugs in North Dallas

Post  iiiigardener on 4/9/2013, 1:51 pm

Calloway's carries ladybugs - check to be sure they are in stock before you drive over. There is one in Plano and one in McKinney.
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Post  jjlonsdale on 4/9/2013, 2:50 pm

Nice! Thanks!
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Re: Ladybug, ladybug

Post  quiltbea on 4/9/2013, 3:09 pm

If you don't want them all to fly away, you should keep them contained over a plant or two covered with netting or light-weight row cover for about 3 days so they know its their neighborhood.
I got some once and within a couple hours they had all flown away.
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Nice Tip!

Post  Windmere on 4/9/2013, 5:18 pm

@quiltbea wrote:If you don't want them all to fly away, you should keep them contained over a plant or two covered with netting or light-weight row cover for about 3 days so they know its their neighborhood.
I got some once and within a couple hours they had all flown away.

Hey there QB,

I love your tip about how to teach lady bugs where their new neighborhood is. I always thought buying lady bugs would be a waste if they most likely would all fly away. Your method makes sense. I plan on using it!!

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