The Backyard Buddies range uses the power of beneficial insects to control pests in your garden.
The Backyard Buddies from Eco-Organic Garden gives you a chemical free way to control pests in the garden. Gracey the green lacewing feeds on aphids, mites, whitefly, thrips, small caterpillars, moth eggs and mealybugs. She is a useful beneficial insect to have in the garden due to her varied diet. Gracey is delivered as 100 eggs mixed with vermiculite. Best introduced early before pest problems get out of hand or otherwise several releases could be required. To make sure your buddies sty in your garden, you can feed them with the 'Backyard Buddies Bed & Breakfast' seed.
Did You Know?
- Sap sucking pests such as aphids and mealy bugs are an easy target for ladybirds however these insects have a body guard...ANTS! Ants feed on the honeydew made by the sap-suckers. Ladybirds have an oily coating on their shell and poison in their knee joins putting up a good fight and more often than not, winning to the ants making them a great, beneficial insect.
- Lace wings are often in ant territory so the females lay their eggs on a gossamer strand so they are above ant interest.
- To have beneficial lace wings in your garden, it needs to be a toxic pesticide free zone.
- Beneficial bugs feed on a broad range of pests including aphids, mites, whitefly, thrips, small caterpillars, moth eggs and mealybugs
- Beneficial lacewing can eat up to 60 aphids per hour
- Native to Australia
- Predatory mites can eat up to 20 young and 7 adult mites a day!
"You're not the only one hard at work in your backyard! Every time you kill one of your 'Garden Guardians' you effectively inherit it's job...why create all that extra work for yourself?"
(Jane Davenport, The Garden Guardians 2006-2011) - Shop now!