I ordered some ladybugs from buglogical, inc and they just showed up today. They must've shipped them a day early. I wanted them because last year I had an aphid problem. The year before that we had swarms of ladybugs and I'm not sure I ever saw an aphid. Also we're doing my soon-to-be 3 yr old daughter birthday with a Ladybug Theme in a week and a half.
Back to the point: where should I release these guys if I don't have my garden up yet? I can keep them up to 2 weeks in the fridge, and plan on releasing some into my flower
beds and possibly my apricot tree
. But there is no way that 2 flower
beds and a tree
are going to need 1500 ladybugs.
Any experts out there who can lend me some advice? How long will these guys stick around, if at all?