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Aphid Control is simple, cheap and effective with Bug Central. Lacewings are a native predator, found throughout southern Australia, which eat a wide range of small insects.
Experience over the last 5 years has shown that a single release, early in the season, is extremely effective at keeping aphid numbers low. Best results have been achieved where lacewings are released when aphid numbers are low, but beginning to build. The presence of breeding colonies of aphids on growing tips is the signal for control to begin.
Pests generally build up rapidly at the start of each new season, with predators & parasites not active until pests have reached damaging levels. By releasing large numbers of good bugs, we change the development of the pest population early in the season. This is demonstrated in the graphs below.
Control will be most effective if beneficials are released before high pest levels occur.
If higher numbers of aphids are present, particularly larger adult aphids, then a second release of lacewings may be needed. Similarly, a second release is sometimes needed for aphids on fruit trees.
The Product consists of either 4 or 8 punnets of around 100 Lacewing eggs. Included with your order is information on releasing the lacewings, and ideas on controlling aphids in a range of situations. This will be emailed to you prior to receiving the lacewings, and provides in depth information on how to achieve the best result with the lacewings, and how this fits with the bigger picture of aphid control.
Releasing the Lacewings is a simple as spreading the contents of each punnet of lacewing eggs evenly around the target area. This takes around 5 minutes! Detailed information on the release method is included in the information booklet that will be emailed to you after placing your order.
Lacewings, as with most predators and parasites, work best in gardens where a mixture of plants are growing. This ensures a range of insects will be available to sustain a population when pest numbers are low, and also provide alternative food sources such as nectar.
Lacewings are despatched from the insectary via Express Post. As a general rule, the punnets can be kept for 2 to 3 days in a cool (but not cold) place prior to release. Lacewings can be cannibalistic, so leaving them for too long will reduce the number of larvae. The packaging material keeps them separated, and food is supplied in the tubs to reduce this activity prior to normal release times.
To Order, simply choose the product option on our secure on-line order system. You will receive confirmation of your order within 3 working days, including an expected delivery date. The aphid control product is delivered by Australia Post’s Express Post service, so delivery time is normally only 1 to 2 days from orders being processed.
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