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by Byerly Woodward
on May 14, 2014 at 2:42 PM
I released some lady bugs I bought at Merced nursery three years ago onto my aphid-laden artemisia plant. The beetle not only stayed but they have been there every year since. Right now there are several stages of life in evidence, most munching on the aphids.  
 
Maybe these are not typical ladybugs?
by mp
on January 9, 2015 at 9:23 PM
If I had an indoor rosebush struggling with aphids would it work to put a glass over the plant to keep the beetles inside and then release them after a few days?
by Jeanine Cantrell
on June 5, 2017 at 8:52 AM
I recently treated my garden with a chemical spray to get rid of aphids.Today a friend surprised me with a container of live ladybugs.What can I do to safely use them without the already applied spray killing them? Do I rinse the plants first and wait?
by Fred DelRusso
on July 8, 2017 at 6:52 AM
I get lady bugs every year a lot of them stick around. They work great and it's a fun event if you hand your helper the container right after you open it. I will never do anything other they work and solve the problem fast.
 
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