Ladybugs and their larvae are beneficial insects. They will consume aphids, mealy bugs, thrips and other “bad” bugs.

Using Ladybugs

  1. Choose an area in your garden with aphids or other pests.
  2. Water the area.
  3. Release ladybugs after sundown (they will not fly away at night).
  4. Place ladybugs in groups at base of infested plants. Ladybugs always crawl up.

Ladybug larvae

Alligator shape, black w/orange spots.

Business Hours

Winter Hours
Monday – Saturday
8:00am – 4:00pm

Closed Sundays.

Please Note: We will be closed Monday, February 19th in observance of President’s Day

Contact Us

La Sumida Nursery
165 S. Patterson Avenue
Santa Barbara, CA 93111

(805) 964-9944 phone