Lacewing Larvae

(11 customer reviews)

£27.99

Lacewing larvae are natural predators of aphids and other soft bodied pests such as whitefly eggs, thrip larvae, scale insect, mealybug and young caterpillars. They are able to eat over 300 pests each, so they are ideal for clearing heavy infestations in the garden / under-glass. Lacewing Larvae are supplied in a cardboard shaker tube containing the larvae and buckwheat husks – simply sprinkle the buckwheat and larvae over the infected plants at a rate of at least 10 per sqm straight from the shaker tube i.e. a tube of 500 larvae will treat up to 50 sqm. The larvae will soon spread out to attack any pests present including aphids, mealy bug, whitefly, scale. etc. Supplied in tubes of 500 or 1000, they are sent by 1st class post, but please allow up to 3-5 days for delivery as they are ordered in fresh each week. 

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Lacewing larvae are natural predators of aphids and other soft bodied pests such as whitefly eggs, thrip larvae, scale insect, mealybug and young caterpillars. They are able to eat over 300 pests each, so they are ideal for clearing heavy infestations in the garden / under-glass. Lacewing Larvae are supplied in a cardboard shaker tube containing the larvae and buckwheat husks – simply sprinkle the buckwheat and larvae over the infected plants at a rate of at least 10 per sqm straight from the shaker tube i.e. a tube of 500 larvae will treat up to 50 sqm. The larvae will soon spread out to attack any pests present including aphids, mealy bug, whitefly, scale. etc. Use them to clear heavy infestations of aphids on rose bushes, trees and shrubs or to clear heavy infestations of pests in greenhouses and conservatories i.e. aphids, whitefly, scale and mealybug. Lacewing larvae occur naturally in the garden, but often aphids numbers explode (especially in warm weather), so stop aphid numbers getting out of control by releasing lacewing larvae. In fact they will eat any pest in sight including mealy bug, scale and red spider mite etc, so they are a valuable addition to any garden. Supplied in tubes of 500 / 1000 or 2500, they are sent by 1st class post, but please allow 3-5 days for delivery as they are ordered in fresh each week. 

By releasing Lacewing Larvae, aphids can be controlled WITHOUT using chemicals. Lacewings are attractive flying insects with translucent pale green wings. We send you larvae in a cardboard tube containing the larvae and buckwheat husks – simply open the tube and sprinkle the larvae (and the buckwheat husks) over the affected plants. The larvae soon settle down to feed on aphids and other soft bodied insects such as whitefly and thrip. They will then develop into adult lacewings, which will produce the next generation of larvae to feed on more aphids. Lacewing larvae are safe for children, pets and wildlife and are easy to apply. As well as controlling aphids (greenfly and blackfly) in the garden, they can also be used to control :-

  • Using Lacewing Larvae to control Woolly aphids – Woolly aphids flourish between spring & autumn, infesting the trunk and branches of trees, resulting in them being covered with a fluffy white waxy “wool”. Woolly aphids over-winter in cracks in the bark and then as temperatures rise in the spring they become active and start feeding. Woolly Aphids feed by sucking sap from beneath the bark and at the same time they start to secrete their characteristic white, woolly coating. Infestations peak in the summer, when the aphids spread onto the younger shoots and winged forms develop to fly off to spread the infestation around the garden. As woolly aphids feed, lumpy growths in the bark develop and then during the winter these swellings can split due to freezing temperatures which allows fungal diseases such as apple canker to develop. To control woolly aphids, use a combination of SB Invigorator natural spray and Lacewing Larvae – Spray 1st with Sb Invigorator natural spray at least TWICE to kill as many aphids as possible – it’s a good idea to brush affected areas with a stiff brush as well if you can reach. You should then release the Lacewing Larvae 7 days later into the tree to give on-going control.

“I had a lot of woolly aphid on my apple trees & I have tried lots of sprays over a couple of years that didn’t work. I tried lacewing larvae and never saw a lacewing, but the woolly aphid vanished, so they must work.” Mike Brotch by email.

  • Using Lacewing larvae to control LARGE numbers of pests UNDERGLASS – Pest numbers can quickly escalate, so if you have suddenly discovered LARGE numbers of aphids, whitefly or mealy-bugs in a greenhouse / conservatory use lacewing larvae to clear them. The Lacewing Larvae are supplied in either a cardboard wafer, tube or tub, which is then simply sprinkled over the affected plants. They soon settle down to feed on pests. They will then develop into adult lacewings, which will produce the next generation of larvae to feed on more aphids. Lacewing larvae are safe for children, pets and wildlife and are easy to apply.

N.B. If you have recently used a chemical spray i.e. within the last 2-3 weeks, please contact us (orders@greengardener.co.uk) to check how soon Lacewing Larvae can be introduced? Once the infestation is under control, the relevant natural predator can be introduced to give on-going control i.e. introduce Encarsia for on-going Whitefly control or Aphidius for on-going aphid control.

Lacewing Chamber – Position a Lacewing Chamber in your garden in late August to make sure more Lacewings survive the winter. Lacewing larvae are important in the garden, because their larvae eat greenfly and blackfly plus other insect pests. The Lacewing Chamber comes ready to use and consists of a sturdy wooden box, which will last for years and a straw insert, which is treated with a strong pheromone attractant to entice the lacewings into their new home for the winter, where they will be safe from the worst of the winter weather. The chamber can then be stored in a frost-free place for the winter and then re-positioned in the spring. Measures 23cm high x 14.5 cm wide x 18cm deep. Special Offer – Add a Lacewing Chamber for £26.99 saving £3.00 off the combined price.

Reviews

  1. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great service at a good price

    I have used Green Gardener products for a number of years. They supply a number of natural pest control options and I have tried several of them.

    I have used nemaslug successfully for several years, also vine weevil control for adults and grubs. I have also tried encarsia in the greenhouse, adult ladybirds, larvae and lacewing larvae to control greenfly. All products that have worked well and benefitted the garden.

    They provide a good and reliable service, particularly the two part delivery which ensures that you treat at the right time

  2. Scott Mckellar (verified owner)

    Arrived on time and my little ladybirds and lacewings made short work of the aphid problem. Recommended.

  3. Jonathan (verified owner)

    I had ordered some ladybird larvae and lacewing larvae. All my green fly and black fly are now gone. Highly recommend using this as an alternative to insecticides.

  4. Frances (verified owner)

    I have had excellent service from Green Gardener, I ordered Ladybirds, and this year lacewings as well. They arrived promptly, all alive and well, I enjoy watching these little bugs laying eggs, turning into larvae and finally new ladybirds. So much more satisfying and entertaining than spraying poison everywhere just to kill a few blackfly and ants. Everything in my garden has its purpose and I will order ladybirds from this company every year even if some of them as my husband repeatedly informs me fly off into other nearby gardens.

  5. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Excellent organic products which get rid of garden pests but also provide great observation opportunities of the natural world e.g. watching larvae grow into adult insects.

  6. Danielle (verified owner)

    Always prompt delivery, the website can be a little bit unser friendly around placing orders when there are promotions, apart from that their products are great and all at a fair price. I’ve ordered green lacewing larvae twice from here now and delivery has been very prompt like it should be for live stock, other places has failed here.

  7. Claire Lincoln-Gordon

    All ladybirds arrived promptly and on time. They were all alive and the instructions given were really detailed. Thank you

  8. Cara

    I have purchased a lacewing hibernation chamber from you which I am very pleased with. The lacewing larvae I purchased made short work of the blackfly breaking out across the allotment and were excellent workers!

  9. Mary

    This is not an enquiry but a thank you and endorsement. I purchased some lacewing larva in spring as we had an infestation of woolly aphids on our beech hedge. They were amazing and within a week we were no longer covered in flying blue aphids and even the stickiness on the leaves went after a short while. Even more amazing was the result of buying some Amblyseius Andersonii for my Damson tree. It was covered in black sooty substance and looking very sad. Not only did this clear completely , it left a healthy tree that was used as a nursery tree for ladybirds with all stages of their life cycle on the tree at the same time – I have never seen so many ladybirds and it is only a small 2 year old minarette.
    Thank you for your excellent products

  10. Melanie Tan (verified owner)

    Absolutely remarkable. I hv bought soooo many pesticide sprays but year on year my big problem got worse and worse. I hv a big bush of elderflower in my garden absolute overridden with all sorts of bugs – I think I had the whole plethora… greenfly blackfly mealybugs white fluffy bugs… I got 500 lacewing larvae. I wasn’t even sure there was anything in the pack but sprinkled them over the plant – it’s quite difficult trying to spread the little beans so they stay on sticks (most went on the flower bed I’m sure) but 2 weeks later and it’s completely cleared up! Never again will I be buying any sprays, such a waste of time & money… just spray the plants hard with water then get these…

  11. Melanie

    I’m a newbie gardener and had so many bugs, shiny sticky leaves and withering that I wasn’t sure was due to pests or disease. I chose lacewings as they seemed to eat a wider variety of bugs than ladybirds. 500 lacewing larvae and 2 weeks later these are the results. I’d love for you to use them on your website so people can see real life “before/after” results. My lacewings still have some work to do further up the tree but they’re doing well and I hope they continue! If not I will be back for more! Very very pleased! Especially because I plan to harvest the elderflower for cordial so it’s also nice to know it’s pesticide free. To see my pictures visit the Green Gardener Questions page at https://www.greengardener.co.uk/help-and-advice/customer-review-lacewing-larvae/

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