Yes we do, fight fire with fire by using our beneficial predator insects like lacewings lady bugs and trichogamma wasps. Bugs have to be very fresh to do the job, so come in or call and we will special order what you need, it takes about a day usually. They go out into your garden and start hunting for the insects you don’t like such as spider mites. Kill the little buggers with beneficial insects.
Watch this video, of a lace wing larvae go to town on some bugs. We can get these bugs for you, they come in the form of 5000 larvae on perforated tabs that can be distributed on branches through your garden. Green lacewings are a general predator, as soon as the green lacewing eggs hatch the hungry larvae will eat aphids, mealybugs, scale, spider mites, thrips, whiteflies and other slow moving insects.
Lady bugs – for less than 8 bucks you can come to our store and get these lady bugs that will patrol your garden for aphids and other pests. watch this video of a Ladybug Eating an Aphid. The most common insects that ladybugs eat are aphids, which are serious pest of plants. That’s why ladybugs can be the gardener’s best friend. They will control the pest insects in the garden without the gardener having to use chemical pesticides. Even larval ladybugs eat aphids. They also eat other insects that have soft bodies, like mites, white flies, and scale insects – all of which are pests of plants. Farmers Love Ladybugs Because They Save Gardens By Eating Pest Insects.
Trichogramma are minute polyphagous wasps, commonly known as ‘stingless wasps’, that are endoparasitoids of insect eggs. Endoparasitoids lay their eggs in eggs or larvae of other species. Description: To describe Trichogramma wasps with one word: tiny. These wasps are one of the smallest insects on the planet. One closely related genus, Megaphragma, is only 0.18 mm in length as a fully-grown adult. To put this in perspective, that is the size of some bacteria! Even though they are small, they still look like wasps, miniature yellow jackets. Trichogramma wasps have constricted abdomens, short antennae and raspberry colored eyes with few facets. As with all wasps, Trichogramma wasps have two pairs of wings and an ovipositor (stinger) on the females. The wings are unusual because they are short stalks with long fringes of hair, instead of the typical membranous wing. Since these critters are so small, not much is known to describe the eggs, larvae or pupae.Beneficial Features: Trichogrammatids have been used in agriculture for many years to control insect pests. Once they find an area where there are host eggs, they are very good at parasitizing most of them. A tree right here in Bellingham, was infected severely with the cherry bark tortrix. I observed that once Trichogramma wasps learned that there were a lot of good eggs to eat on that tree, they parasitized 98% of the eggs by the end of the season! They are extremely prolific under laboratory conditions and fairly easy to produce in large quantities. In fact, the WSU and United States Department of Agriculture have produced and released 200,000 Trichogramma cacoeciae wasps in North Western Washington to manage the cherry bark tortrix.
Great for Caterpillar Control (kills em).