Best beneficial pest control insects according to redditors

We found 227 Reddit comments discussing the best beneficial pest control insects. We ranked the 33 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Beneficial Pest Control Insects:

u/LittleHelperRobot · 154 pointsr/AdviceAnimals
u/KevinD2000 · 148 pointsr/trashy

Better yet I can buy 2000 live PREDATORY spider mites and leave them on my door step. Hahaha.

u/wickedblight · 83 pointsr/AskMen

You can send someone roughly 7500 ladybugs with no explanation. I'm sending a bag to my mom when it gets warmer here.

https://www.amazon.com/1500-Live-Ladybugs-Guaranteed-Delivery/dp/B00533KOIC/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1492160096&sr=8-2&keywords=ladybugs

u/wasabimcdouble · 53 pointsr/AdviceAnimals
u/Arrietty_The_Goat · 27 pointsr/teenagers

1,500,000 Ladybugs. Release them in your enemies house.

u/Szalkow · 25 pointsr/aww

And they sell them on Amazon.

If you want to prank someone and make their garden fabulous as the same time, unleash a box of 1,500 live ladybugs when they're not home.

u/chew_toyt · 25 pointsr/LifeProTips

I found something even better, they're not even that expensive

u/TorontoCO · 25 pointsr/kingcobrajfs

Also you can order 18000 live ladybugs from amazon. I might send that plus a large terrarium. You know they'd get out and generate hours of hilarity as he tries to rid his house and neighbourhood of them. https://www.amazon.com/18-000-Live-Ladybugs-Guaranteed/dp/B00YFE9KN0

u/Superflypirate · 24 pointsr/sex

It's so your hands are free for better multitasking. You can file taxes, include a TPS report, stick a finger in their anus, or order 1500 live ladybugs on amazon.

u/DrCrazyFishMan1 · 20 pointsr/makemychoice

I think 30,000 ladybugs is too good an offer to turn down

Edit: JESUS CHRIST YOU CAN GET 45,000 LADYBUGS FOR $100

u/TheForeverAloneOne · 19 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

Go with lady bugs instead. They fly around.

If you park in my parking spot and crack open your window... be prepared for a car full of lady bugs.

u/jrbless · 18 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

I think a box of ladybugs or glitter bomb is in order.

u/danelectro15 · 16 pointsr/AskReddit
u/daydream2014 · 12 pointsr/perktv

I would look into $800 worth of live lady bugs. You can get 1500 for $5 plus shipping. So around 240,000 lady bugs. 0.0

http://www.amazon.com/1500-Live-Ladybugs-Guaranteed-Delivery/dp/B00533KOIC

u/Necrogasmic · 11 pointsr/videos

It would actually be more fun to order thousands of live ladybugs, then carefully open the bag they are in and place it back in the box. They are fucked when they open it at home.

https://www.amazon.com/500-Live-Ladybugs-Guaranteed-Delivery/dp/B00I0DOKNW/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1493174251&sr=8-3&keywords=lady+bugs%27

u/thenerdydovah · 11 pointsr/CrappyDesign

You can almost get 10,000 live ladybugs, for like, $50.

Edit: Link

u/swordfish45 · 10 pointsr/Homebrewing
u/ilikecameras1010 · 10 pointsr/legaladviceofftopic

Think smaller... insects are cheap and easy to acquire and you don't have to feel bad about harming something cute and fuzzy. It could take months to get rid of all of them!

https://www.amazon.com/1500-Live-Ladybugs-Guaranteed-Delivery/dp/B00533KOIC

https://flukerfarms.com/live-crickets/

u/Trudzilllla · 10 pointsr/gardening

They're super cheap too.

$9 for 1500 of them.

u/puddleofpandas · 9 pointsr/aww

Get 1500 live cats delivered for cheap.

u/chopsey96 · 8 pointsr/london
u/NotAThrowaway534891 · 8 pointsr/teenagers
u/modrei · 8 pointsr/kingcobrajfs

i think there was a discussion about 10k ladybugs at one point (possibly 18k)

u/jshiplett · 7 pointsr/golf

Holy shit you can buy a lot of ladybugs on Amazon for $5.

https://www.amazon.com/1500-Live-Ladybugs-Guaranteed-Delivery/dp/B00533KOIC/

u/MEatRHIT · 7 pointsr/Weakpots
u/unostriker · 7 pointsr/roosterteeth
u/amedeus · 7 pointsr/Futurology

Poor example, because there's a driver involved. People do, however, steal packages from neighbors' doorsteps. If some punk or asshole sees a drone and nobody around, they may indeed try to snatch it and run.

Edit: In addition, robbing a UPS truck is a huge risk with an uncertain reward. Knocking over a convenience store, you know you'll get some cash. However, on a UPS truck, you won't know what's inside of the boxes. And chances are, you wouldn't have enough time to load all the boxes into your own truck to improve the likelihood that you get one with something good in it, all the while dealing with the driver and anyone else around, and all before the cops show up. And you wouldn't be able to carry them all away without a ton of people. Like, way too many people. The drivers have downright horrendous schedules to keep, and are kept under close watch to make sure they're always where they need to be. I don't know if the trucks have trackers in them, but it's a safe bet that they do. So in all likelihood, you're only going to get away with a few boxes that you haven't a clue about the contents of. Could be a couple thousand dollar TV, could be 1500 ladybugs.

Now, that's not to say that every thief is going to think all that through. And the tracker point counts for both the truck and the drone. But there are far more types of people who might snatch a drone out of the air than who might steal a UPS truck, and I'd say a higher percentage of the latter are likely to give that some thought. Stealing a drone seems like the sort of thing that would more often be done on the fly. So it follows that UPS truck highjackings would probably be far less common than drone thievings.

u/DrunkasaurusRekts · 6 pointsr/mildlyinteresting
u/tolurkistolearn · 6 pointsr/pics

You can get live ladybugs on Amazon

I bought some praying mantis eggs on Amazon for my garden and they have done well, but I can't seem to find them on Amazon anymore. Would recommend though!

u/thumper5 · 6 pointsr/AskWomen

These!

And they're only like $12 including shipping!

u/dirtygonzo · 5 pointsr/gardening

This should help

u/frendlyguy19 · 5 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

here, order this. im not sure it would accomplish much but it would be funny as shit if she opened it in her house and freaked out.

u/Scarbane · 5 pointsr/todayilearned

If you want to spend 10 bucks, you can buy 1500 ladybugs to check the validity of OP's statement.

u/BrandonRushing · 5 pointsr/amazon

Shipping will eliminate most "comically big" items. You get get things like this bag of cereal marshmallows or this box of 1500 live ladybugs under your price limit.

u/Dudesan · 5 pointsr/pics

You can also buy boxes of ladybugs.

u/stufff · 5 pointsr/Surface

I can't believe your friends are so cheap.

I'll buy it from you for 4,500 bugs and I'll throw in another 4,500 if you have a type cover for it.

u/TheMoneyOfArt · 5 pointsr/chicago
u/MisterIp · 4 pointsr/videos
u/ameoba · 4 pointsr/explainlikeimfive

Sometimes they do. You can buy ladybugs for pest control.

Unfortunately, when you start introducing one animal to control the population of another, you run the risk of having an out-of-control population of a new animal. If you're not lucky, the new animal can take over the local ecosystem & start out-eating & out-reproducing native species, upsetting the whole balance.

As a rule, we try to avoid introducing potentially invasive species into new environments.

u/DannyNog556 · 4 pointsr/HotPeppers

Ladybugs will fix your problem. Seriously. You can buy some on Amazon

u/johnnychronicseed · 4 pointsr/microgrowery

You should by these 4500 lady bugs and take pics of you releasing them!

But to be serious

Never had the problem myself but my father in-law uses neem oil for his spider mite issues guerrilla growing.

u/7yearlurkernowposter · 4 pointsr/StLouis
u/TheAdAgency · 3 pointsr/delusionalartists

I would rather purchase 3,000 bugs.

u/skintigh · 3 pointsr/Somerville

https://www.amazon.com/1500-Live-Ladybugs-Guaranteed-Delivery/dp/B00533KOIC

Sadly not eligible for Prime. Order before the weather goes back to >80 degrees.

I wonder if these will help my catalpa tree.

u/Knife_Guide · 3 pointsr/EDC

I see your 2,000 googly eyes and raise you 1,500 live ladybugs

u/GrumpyMcGrumperton · 3 pointsr/whatsthisbug

Um, order some ladybugs?

u/imapeopletoo · 3 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions
u/omalapalus · 3 pointsr/youseeingthisshit

Usually you order ladybugs because you have an infestation of some kind. If you release them near it, they'll hang out until its controlled and even when they do start to move along you've increased their population in the area which will help prevent future infestations.

You can get 1,500 of them for like $12 shipped. https://www.amazon.com/1500-Live-Ladybugs-Guaranteed-Delivery/dp/B00533KOIC

u/kiwi-lime_Pi · 3 pointsr/gardening
u/iamacannibal · 3 pointsr/HotPeppers
u/DaVinci44 · 3 pointsr/DealsReddit
u/xrelaht · 3 pointsr/Homebrewing
u/10000reasons · 3 pointsr/myevilplan
u/CutthroatTeaser · 3 pointsr/mildlyinteresting
u/rxneutrino · 3 pointsr/whatisthisthing

Those are aphids. They suck the life juices out of your plants. If your garden has been infested, fear not! You can buy 1500 live ladybugs on amazon for $7.31 Sprinkle them on the affected plants and your aphids will become a tasty ladybug snack.

u/fuzzyfuzz · 3 pointsr/Portland

Amazon sells them for cheap, and no you shouldn't put 1500 live ladybugs in your buddies Toyota Camry. He'll be finding them forever.

u/giantjerk · 3 pointsr/DoesAnybodyElse

You can buy a bag of 4,500 of them on Amazon to release into your garden. I do it once a year. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I0DOKNW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_.bfRBb58SMDBV

u/x420throwaway420 · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

this is probably the best option given your situation - you can easily order a pack of lady bugs on amazon

EDIT: 150 ladybugs for $5

u/sonofagunn · 3 pointsr/lawncare

You probably have billbugs eating the roots. I had patches of them and just like you said - one hot day would make it look like it was suffering from drought. Pesticides weren't very effective. I used beneficial nematodes and it helped a bunch. It took a few weeks for the roots to recover, but those patches of my yard are much, much better now.

These are the ones I bought.

u/Cunchy · 3 pointsr/cripplingalcoholism

Watching her eat, I have zero questions if she would eat either of us if she could. They don't kill, just grab and eat. If the bugs are lucky she starts somewhere that will kill them quickly, if not it's ass forwards as they keep trying to run.
If you have $9 you can have some of your own

u/Consistent_Result · 3 pointsr/IllegalLifeProTips

buy a few bags of these and release them in their house

u/nionix · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/chadfromthefuture · 2 pointsr/Frugal_Jerk

If you like live protein, I recommend getting 1500 live ladybugs: http://www.amazon.com/1500-Live-Ladybugs-Guaranteed-Delivery/dp/B00533KOIC.

It works out to less than 1% of a penny for each ladybug. Now that's frugal.

u/KillerRaccoon · 2 pointsr/natureismetal

Here, assuming Amazon ships to Mexico.

u/nofreakingwaydude · 2 pointsr/Showerthoughts

If you touch your phone in the right places, you can have a Ladybug infestation.

u/SixthGrader · 2 pointsr/Birmingham
u/KeepInKitchen · 2 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

Live Ladybugs

Live Hissing Cockroach. Only 3 left, so act now!

Cow eyeballs in bulk!

Liquid Ass. You can always hope it leaks!

u/yeahmaybe · 2 pointsr/whatisthisthing

They look like aphids to me.

Looks like you've got a great excuse to buy yourself 1,000 or so ladybugs. They'll take care of those aphids in no time. Home improvement places often sell ladybugs or you can get them from Amazon.

u/ashleywithani · 2 pointsr/gardening

I've used lady bugs with success in my garden beds and herb containers. Last year I used them for aphids my tomatoes and peppers and this year I used them on my chives for aphids and whiteflies on my rosemary. Worked well for both aphids and whiteflies. I suggest watering before releasing them, I have noticed they stick around longer this way. I've seen some people make little water feeders for them out of a bowl with pebbles, I'm going to try that next time. My only concern for you getting them in FL is how they will hold up to transportation in the heat. Also be sure to check your mail box constantly you don't want them roasting in there. Last summer I had them delivered in 80 degree weather and they were fine. I get them on Amazon, about $10 with shipping there are different sizes from multiple sellers. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00533KOIC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_ixvKXplSmVp5v

u/rdrunner_74 · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

there was another post about ordering lady bugs on amazon or so...

https://www.amazon.com/1500-Live-Ladybugs-Guaranteed-Delivery/dp/B00533KOIC/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1495008784&sr=8-3&keywords=ladybug

If you want to try organic... I would skip the bug bomb then though ;)

u/Jaded89 · 2 pointsr/Assistance

1500 Lady Bugs! Guaranteed LIVE delivery.

http://www.amazon.com/1500-Live-Ladybugs-Guaranteed-Delivery/dp/B00533KOIC/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1416211211&sr=8-2&keywords=live+ladybugs

Lady Bugs are lucky, right? Maybe I'll win this contest! :)
Hope you had a great Dang Cake Day!! ;)

u/beerdude26 · 2 pointsr/videos
u/hamdmamd · 2 pointsr/Denmark
u/spiceydog · 2 pointsr/gardening
u/forcrowsafeast · 2 pointsr/vegan

Look online, like amazon you can prime order these, they are dirt cheap, like 5$ for 1500. They are kept dormant for long periods in fridges and they are sold as a commodity. There's an endless sea of lady bugs in bags lots of organic farms and stuff will buy these guys to fight off aphid infestations instead of using pesticides... with mixed successes, some people swear by them others that they are a waste of money and either die in a day or fly off.

But yeah ... People buy them in these bags all the time to set them free in their yards gardens, that's exactly their use case, so... ya you're totally just inducing more demand.

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see: https://www.amazon.com/1500-Live-Ladybugs-Guaranteed-Delivery/dp/B00533KOIC

u/IMissedAtheism · 2 pointsr/whatsthisbug
u/Trees_For_Life · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

or thru the mail like this

u/wolfcasey9589 · 2 pointsr/gardening
u/EasterBuggy · 2 pointsr/whatsthisbug

She definitely overpaid. =}

https://www.amazon.com/1500-Live-Ladybugs-Guaranteed-Delivery/dp/B00533KOIC

I think it is better to encourage the locals to populate though, however in Germany, Netherlands and presumedly Switzerland there are already huge populations of the Asian Multicolor that I do not know if it can get any worse for the natives.

This one is a different species though:

https://www.planetnatural.com/product/live-ladybugs/

2000 beetles for $25. And some of the related products include ladybug food to keep them from straying so quickly.

But you are correct! Crazy expensive in the UK (which is like Switzerland in being outrageous price-wise, or unwise maybe):

http://www.greengardener.co.uk/product.asp?id_pc=34&cat=75

Germany though has German eBay and its own Amazon and prices can be super reasonable there.

Another strategy is to not release all of them at once which would cause an over-population almost guaranteed to make them disperse.

Ladybugs can be safely kept in the refrigerator produce drawers which stimulates winter for them. But they are hungry when released so hence the ladybug food to keep them from straying.

And it is a good idea to familiarize oneself with what the larvae of all of them look like because they scare most people who do not know and think they are monsters (so often sadly kill them).

Anyway, there are a lot of other organic and inexpensive strategies such as neem oil, insecticidal soap, and even nicotine (not a lot).

u/randym99 · 2 pointsr/Entrepreneur

Subscription glitter mail; packaging changes every time.

Use other substances, e.g. flour, live ladybugs, farts (somehow), etc.

Make a business essentially facilitating harassment.

u/DrFeargood · 2 pointsr/AskReddit
u/LaceratedCantaloupe · 2 pointsr/nottheonion

$12 for 1500 ladybugs on [Amazon] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00533KOIC/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_OzELwbD6TB1XM), including shipping.

u/Demiglitch · 2 pointsr/terriblefacebookmemes

According to my research, a bag of ladybugs (totalling 1500 ladybugs) costs 14.50 US, plus shipping. To get at least three milllion, you'd need to buy 2000 bags, which equals 3 million ladybugs. This alone (14.50 x 2000) would cost you 30800 US, plus shipping. This also isn't including replacements for any ladybugs that die during transit or insurance for the ladybugs.

As for the panini press, you'd have to get it custom made as I could not find a gold panini press commercially available, let alone one with a custom penis imprinter. Gold is currently going for about 45 US a gram, plus you'd need to implement a working design that isn't copyrighted by an existing manufacturer, plus have an artist design plates for the penis imprinting. You'd probably be spending at least 100k.

However, despite the extra cost I think it would be worth it in the end.

u/Luuuuuurrker · 2 pointsr/CasualConversation

"many, many lady bugs"

for very cheap, you can buy many, many lady bugs.

http://www.amazon.com/1500-Live-Ladybugs-Guaranteed-Delivery/dp/B00533KOIC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1421724493&sr=8-1&keywords=lady+bugs

25 dollars would basically get you 4500 lady bugs.

u/bear_claw76 · 2 pointsr/pettyrevenge

wake up call at 5:00Am

1500 ladybugs

This is all i got at the moment.

u/WickedPrince · 2 pointsr/gardening

Hey there! I am in the same zone as you up in Maryland. :)

  1. Start hordes of seedlings. Much more than you need. Choose the most healthy ones and pot some extras in case things go bad.

  2. Use a free tool like this to plan your garden out. Spacing is very important.

  3. Consider inviting some garden bros to your garden. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00533KOIC/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_1?pf_rd_p=1944687782&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B004LTFMAY&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1KRAMJR0WPKHVC6HX105 and http://www.amazon.com/Praying-Mantis-Egg-Cases-100/dp/B000MR7B26/ref=sr_1_4?s=lawn-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1426810151&sr=1-4&keywords=praying+mantises will do nicely.

  4. Do seedlings now. Make sure you harden them off over 10 days before transplant or the shock kills them.

  5. Use bagged soil and begin composting on the side. :) Great gardeners don't grow good plants - they grow good soil and that does the work for them.

  6. Does your area not drain?

    Final tip: You will learn more from your mistakes than successes. I know it hurts to see root rot kill some seedlings. It just happens. Learn from it.
u/katerader · 2 pointsr/gardening

These are the bugs I got. This company also sells praying mantis larvae so I think I’ll try those a little later in the summer. It took about a week for them to get here and I’d say maybe 100-200 were dead but I noticed them mating immediately when I released them so here’s hoping they’ll just continue to increase!

u/reverselookup · 2 pointsr/drunk
u/Sshhaarrkk · 2 pointsr/Pumpkins
u/pennynoggin · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I think that these are always good to have in your sock drawer!

u/tvraisedme · 2 pointsr/ScotchSwap

No WAY i'm sending ladybugs in the box i ship! Why would I do such a thing? Frankly, I'm offended you would suggest such a thing.

u/Ex-elmo · 2 pointsr/CasualConversation
u/De4con · 2 pointsr/WTF

Just get $50 worth of ladybugs and release them all around and in their house. Amazon has a sale going on.

u/washingtonjacksons · 2 pointsr/gardening

It's a bot that gives you price history on your link from Amazon. I think it only does direct links, it won't pick up on embedded links like this one here.


EDIT: NOPE IT LOOKS AT HYPERLINKS TOO.

u/kc9kvu · 2 pointsr/teenagers
u/mangotree5 · 2 pointsr/vapeitforward
u/imdwalrus · 2 pointsr/tifu
u/enis_with_a_p · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

I just got mine. Definitely worth it.

150 Live Ladybugs - Good Bugs - Ladybugs - Guaranteed Live Delivery! https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00I0EA6WU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_BgOMDbP4H44ZV

u/jja2850a · 2 pointsr/gardening
u/HighGuyTheShyGuy · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

Predatory mites could solve your spidermite problem.

u/KabIoski · 2 pointsr/nottheonion

Would you settle for 18,000 live ladybugs? According to sellers that's enough to cover 10,000 square feet. Should fit their "Fucking insects everywhere" needs.

u/TheStoffer · 2 pointsr/Connecticut

Very common and this year seems particularly bad. They’re usually spread by field mice, not deer, so spraying will target your perimeter where they come in and out. My strategy for his year is as follows:

  1. Tick Tubes that contain cotton bedding soaked in pesticide that mice will take to build their nests.
  2. Beneficial Nematodes that will eat ticks and other pests on the soil.
  3. Traditional Spraying that I tried to avoid this year because of the cost but since the others take time to work I might just bite the bullet and do one treatment.

    Tick Tubes are often used by professional sprayers as a supplement. The concept / science seems pretty legitimate and it’s fairly inexpensive.

    Nematodes are also inexpensive but they’re controversial. Not all people believe they work and you need to wait for a rainy day to apply them, and do it each spring. My current thinking is that it’s the only solution that targets ticks on the ground and under leaves once they’re in your yard already, so it’s part of a balanced approach. The other two methods target ticks being carried by mice, either across a sprayed permitter or inside their nests.

    Spraying alone seems to be effective but it needs to be done 4-5 times each year, and each time is between $150 - $200 an application so it really adds up. I’m trying to strike a balance between cost and effectiveness with my approach, but it definitely takes more effort.

    TL;DR - I’d say at the very least if you spray, also add on tick tubes. They’re not expensive and are easy to put out. Also if you do find a tick on you, send it to your local health department for Lyme disease testing. You can find instructions here. And find a good GP doctor that is paranoid about Lyme and will test you if you start experiencing symptoms. If you get it you’re much better off treating it early.
u/jupitercrash13 · 2 pointsr/Maine

Beneficial nematodes are supposed to help kill of ticks. You have to make sure you get the correct type of nematodes for the type of pests you are trying to control, but I think personally I am just going to get the [pack that has all types] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N5DR2A1/?coliid=I146SUUYJWUVSR&colid=WYO7LE20CVIY&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it) and wage war on all the pests at once. I haven't tried it yet so I don't know how effective it is, but I figure it is worth a shot.

u/OldPolishProverb · 1 pointr/talesfromtechsupport

I've always wanted to ship someone a couple thousand ladybugs.

u/TGuy773 · 1 pointr/whatsthisbug

Came here to say "aphids" as well. Can I reccomend the world's finest aphid "insecticide"? ;)

https://www.amazon.com/1500-Live-Ladybugs-Guaranteed-Delivery/dp/B00533KOIC

u/nijoli · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

pickleweasel. nice.

weirdest thing on amazon in my opinion would be 1500 live ladybugs for only $4 here

why would anyone need this? ludicrous!!

u/dtten · 1 pointr/RandomActsOfGaming

would love steam key for Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes.

Here is what you need in your life:
1500 Live ladybugs. Go wild.

u/Cylius · 1 pointr/whatsthisbug

Yea, or just online. Through amazon for example

u/ShootPosting · 1 pointr/outdoorgrowing

Bing, Bang, Boom.
I've had good luck with these. Shipping these poor things in the Summer is kind of a gamble depending on your location, so ymmv.

u/Im_a_peach · 1 pointr/gardening

No! Get some good bugs that eat other bugs. [Preying Mantis.](http://www.amazon.com/Praying-Mantis-Case-Hatching-Habitat/product-reviews/B004LTFMAY

Ladybugs! They'll eat your bugs and birds will eat them.

I had chiggers, fleas and ticks. I put out 25 million beneficial nematodes. They cost $50 and ate the chiggers and everything. Cheaper than pesticide and I can plant whatever I want.

I don't recognize your little black pests, but something benign eats them.

Try putting rosemary, mint, or sage next to your basil. Companion plants can protect others.

u/steelhammerhands · 1 pointr/TheHopyard
u/shalbow · 1 pointr/randomactsofamazon

I'm just going to go ahead and say 1500 ladybugs. I mean, I don't know what most people would need them for, but the idea is pretty wild. :P

u/IvanRusBot · 1 pointr/relationship_advice

1500 Live Ladybugs - Good Bugs - Ladybugs - Guaranteed Live Delivery! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00533KOIC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_uagoDbC32G7G1

u/habitt5253 · 1 pointr/microgrowery

This right here. You can even buy live ladybugs from Amazon.

link

u/seanconnery84 · 1 pointr/AskReddit
u/atheistpiece · 1 pointr/orangecounty
u/Summerie · 1 pointr/mildlyinteresting

Not only should you not kill them, you can order them for your garden if you have an aphid problem. Serious gardeners absolutely order batches of them. I remember my mom having a bag of Ladybugs in the refrigerator waiting to be released.

https://www.amazon.com/1500-Live-Ladybugs-Guaranteed-Delivery/dp/B00533KOIC

u/JustDroppinBy · 1 pointr/trees
u/bassface69 · 1 pointr/mildlyinteresting

Looks like someone went overboard with amazon ordering these:
https://www.amazon.com/1500-Live-Ladybugs-Guaranteed-Delivery/dp/B00533KOIC

u/MarginalOmnivore · 1 pointr/whatsthisbug

I'd say Aphids. You could try to get a close-up, for a better ID.

Most of my advice for aphids (soapy water in a squirt bottle, etc.) is more suited to gardens, not trees. Maybe hit up r/arborists?

Probably couldn't go wrong by hiring some ladybugs. Always make sure insect imports are legal in your area, since interstate delivery could be considered "importing"! Sometimes laws vary from state to state, maybe try a local source.

u/fropek · 1 pointr/HotPeppers

You can get some here 1500 Live Ladybugs - Good Bugs - Ladybugs - Guaranteed Live Delivery! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00533KOIC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_CBb7CbFFBA1FJ

u/kubala43 · 1 pointr/Austin

You can get 1,500 of them for $25 here.

u/GallonOfLube · 1 pointr/pics

Yes. In fact, many people buy them by the thousand and put them in their own, personal gardens. Just search Amazon for ladybugs and you'll see collections of them for sale at around $3-5 plus shipping. For example, here's a pretty popular one selling 1,500 ladybugs for $3.75 + $5.65 shipping.

u/Ars2012 · 1 pointr/tifu
u/Scarlet_poppy · 1 pointr/relationship_advice

You can srnd 1000 ladybugs as a gift. My friend bought it off of Amazon and did that once a few years ago. Not sure if they still sell it

Edit: yup, you still can. It's super cheap too https://www.amazon.com/1500-Live-Ladybugs-Guaranteed-Delivery/dp/B00533KOIC/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?keywords=ladybugs&qid=1555564122&s=gateway&sr=8-3

u/TrollsRLifeless · 1 pointr/Drugs

Poppy seeds

A jeweler's loupe for admiring your dank weed

There are some videos on r/lsd, I think, of someone who combined these two trip toys. It ends up looking pretty cool. http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Motion-12665-1-Laser-Sphere/dp/B003150CFO // https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009S3IBI8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_jq4xwbNWTAEY9

1500 lady bugs

Edit: here's a video of those two projectors together https://youtu.be/1LSuhEAC3u0

u/SugarForYourGasTank · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Ladybugs.

Ladybug the SHIT out of his car.

u/wolfofthenightt · 1 pointr/NoStupidQuestions

Try a couple cases of these.

u/unzercharlie · 1 pointr/gardening

Try ordering ladybugs, they're cheap. I dunno if it will work, bur for ten bucks, it's probably worth a shot.

u/hipsterhater608 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Tipsy Gifting!

1,500 LIVE LADY BUGS for just ten dollars.

u/gnu_oldskool · 1 pointr/WTF

Or your just flaunting your most recent Amazon purchase.

u/cuzitFits · 1 pointr/HotPeppers

Lady Bugs

edit: In the meantime hold your plants under running water if possible. A utility sink is great or a hose if outside. Just cradle the leaves and stem as you spray so as not to cause any damage.

u/buttered_scone · 1 pointr/gardening
u/Tired0wl · 1 pointr/gardening

I bought this package on amazon for $7.31. If you need ladybugs, I definitely recommend it. Every bug arrived alive!

u/philtech · 1 pointr/mildlyinteresting

Not out of control at all. Just need some predators. Hungry predators.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00533KOIC/ref=sxts1?ie=UTF8&qid=1479003458&sr=1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65

They'll wipe out that infestation in no time.

u/mannequinbutt · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Best item on amazon is obviously 1500 live ladybugs, but as for practicality, I'd go with this. It's a single-serve teapot that nests in a perfectly sized teacup. Very cute and easy.

u/DryEagle · 1 pointr/funny
u/saintscanucks · 1 pointr/AskReddit
u/wmichaelis · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Probably a good thing that these aren't on your wish list, then...

u/Stalked_Like_Corn · 1 pointr/secretsanta
u/sidepart · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Ladybugs .... THOUSANDS of them for $15. I think I'm going to send these to someone for secret santa this year.

http://amzn.com/B0057AZ9JU

u/Cpixel · 1 pointr/gardening

For the ants, Spray with something harmless to plants, targeted at ants. For the Aphids, Ladybugs! Ladybug the crap out of them ! Here is where you can buy some very easily! I have bought live insects off amazon several times and never once have I been dissapointed. I know it sounds silly buying live insects online but it works ! Hope this is of Help ! :)
https://www.amazon.com/500-Live-Ladybugs-Guaranteed-Delivery/dp/B00I0DOKNW/ref=sr_1_2?s=lawn-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1465405929&sr=1-2&keywords=lady+bugs

u/groregon · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Is it in a tent? I suppose you wouldn't want them all over your house otherwise. Most garden centers carry them, I've even seen them at our local Fred Meyer (Kroger). Hydroponic stores are a good bet as well. Release them when your lights turn off for the night. Even 150 would be more than enough for those tiny plants. Expect them all to die with in a few days, so have a vacuum ready.


http://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=13933 (This talks about aphids but spider mites are included)

https://www.amazon.com/150-Live-Ladybugs-Guaranteed-Delivery/dp/B00I0EA6WU/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1465916920&sr=8-3&keywords=lady+bugs

u/CityOfChamps09 · 1 pointr/microgrowery
u/ceeBread · 1 pointr/TumblrInAction
u/no-mad · 1 pointr/microgrowery
u/a-pasta-sea · 1 pointr/NoTillGrowery

I'm not an expert and I don't know how productive or counterproductive regular spraying will be, in terms of the spider mites getting a tolerance to the spray, or the soil microbiome being affected, or residual spray harming the predatory arthropods.

If you're doing no-till and have enough humidity, I believe you can get by just on predators and no spray. I'd just get a mite combo like https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00I0ZXU18/ from the beginning and they'll be able to maintain a population just eating detritus if they can't get mites. I got that combo and it cleared up an infestation on a green onion plant and some strawberries that had reemerged a second year running.

I also got hypoaspis miles for fungus gnats and i can clearly see them running around in my worm bin 5-6 months after application. Better yet, they eat dormant spider mites underground.

The reviews on that link are informative. Some people spray until flower, like you propose, and stop for a week and spray water before they deploy predators. Maybe that works better? Beats me. I imagine it takes a while for the predators to start a population so I start them early.

BTI stays active for about two weeks, i would mix a tbsp of mosquto bits with water and water with that, dumping the bits on the soil. Worms like to eat the bits, they're corn cob chunks.

I hear ladybugs work great against spider mites but they may wipe out predator mites too, I'd do one or the other.

u/chalkiest_studebaker · 1 pointr/cannabiscultivation

That's serious GOUGING. Basically rape at that point.

You'd need thousands to get the job done right in a med/large scale room/greenhouse.

18,000 ladybugs for $40 on amazon. A slightly better deal. At that shop you could get 240 ladybugs for that price, lol.

https://www.amazon.com/18-000-Live-Ladybugs-Guaranteed/dp/B00YFE9KN0

u/slowdowbonnie · 1 pointr/gardening

A ton isn't enough, you need a fuckton. Seriously. I had a pretty bad case myself despite having ladybugs already in my garden. I ordered these guys and they took care of it in 3 days:

1500 Live Ladybugs - Good Bugs - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B5BBNPS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_yqxCDbWB66XAP

Operation: Hulk Smash until you get them. Don't spray.

u/slowdownbonnie · 1 pointr/outdoorgrowing

Do you still have a mealy bug problem? If not, what worked for you?

1500 Live Ladybugs - Good Bugs - Ladybugs - Guaranteed Live Delivery! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B5BBNPS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_yqxCDbWB66XAP

I can confirm the link I shared above is a solid choice. If you're able to, i would recommend also keeping a ladybug hotel around and other food sources (I think nectar?) So they have reasons to stay. I failed to do that so once the aphids were gone, so were the ladybugs.

Which I'm fine with but now I have mealy bugs 🥺

u/elivings1 · 1 pointr/gardening
u/Dithyrab · 1 pointr/gardening

You can buy them at Home Depot or another such spot! You can even order them from Amazon!

Be careful though, because if you accidentally let them go in your house, shit gets a little crazy for a while.

u/Captainyellowleaves · 1 pointr/canadagrows

They're microscopic worms that feed on larvae. Now's the time to get them down or in the spring once soil temps can accomodate them. I picked up a sprayer/nematode source as a package from amazon. Still waiting for a couple good days of rain to soak the lawn.

Those buggers ate tons of holes in my cannabis and rhubarb and they're going to keep getting worse as an invasive species.

u/Lemzik · 1 pointr/microgrowery

go nuts, hell let em loose in your house and u can live with em


Nature's Good Guys 3000 Live Ladybugs - (2 X 1500 Live Ladybugs) - Guaranteed Live Delivery! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076ZQQC79/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_OXS3DbPY3KRDW

u/iainnnnnnn · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I just released these in my tent, got em from amazon:https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079YY3PW4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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ask me in 2 weeks!

u/squajbob · 0 pointsr/arresteddevelopment

OP exaggerated - it's more like $15 dollars, at least from Amazon.

u/Sharobob · 0 pointsr/Albuquerque
u/pigeonsandroses · -1 pointsr/funny

Do they open packages in marine bootcamp? If so, send a bunch of really weird shit.

For example... 1500 live ladybugs.