Lady bugs are an extremely effective way of controlling pests in a greenhouse or garden.  They are voracious predators of aphids and white fly and will seek and destroy pests where sprays often cannot reach.  I find lady bugs to sometimes be more effective than sprays and use them extensively and weekly at our Bayfield greenhouses. We carry lady bugs year-round and they have a 2 week shelf life in the refrigerator.

 

Don’t forget to monitor pest populations with yellow sticky traps, another great Safer product.  Insects are attracted to yellow and blue, therefore they get stuck on sticky cards when they fly or crawl onto the card.  Why spray when you don’t have to?  These cards let you actually see what the pest population is doing in your greenhouse or garden