Using Ladybugs in the Garden and Greenhouse

By Haley Bridgnell
First, releasing a swarm of 2,000 ladybugs -- ready to defend your garden -- can be a fun activity, and a great way to get kids into the garden. The primary purpose of using ladybugs is as a beneficial insect that provides pest control by eating the "bad bugs." They are particularly useful in combatting aphids, which is a…

Top 3 Greenhouse Pests and How to Deal with Them

By Haley Bridgnell
Pests can affect greenhouses a little differently than the outdoor garden, particularly year-round insulated greenhouses that are warmer and more humid. The top three pests we’ve encountered in our years of greenhouse growing are aphids, fungus gnats and white flies. Of course, is not an exhaustive list –you may encounter many more in your experience --…

What do 2,000 ladybugs in a greenhouse look like?

By Miriam Schaffer
Natural pest control (using good bugs to kill bad bugs) is a great remedy for any pest outbreaks in a greenhouse. Partly because it is so easy... buy and release an army of beneficial insects, such as lady bugs or lacewings, and let them go to town feasting on aphids or gnats that may be eating…