Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Attack of the Killer Ladybugs!

we recently discovered an aphid infestation on our corn...grrrr...bryan read some farm blog that said they just cut the tops of the corn off and wash the bugs off and they are usually fine...but i noticed their growth seemed stunted and wondered if these little aphid boogers had anything to do with it...

then i saw them trying to attack some of our other plants and i got mad...

this is war aphids! you started it! i am calling in the big guys in red...watch out...

i ordered them on amazon...$13 for 1500 of them...oh what you can buy online!

they came from OH - ready to do business.

they are serious attack ladybugs of the killer variety. and they are NOT vegetarians!

this is the package they came in...bryson was absolutely beside himself with excitement that we got bugs in the mail...

i am hoping these little ladies stick around for a bit...they add some very pretty color to our garden...and they also kick some serious aphid butt!

2 comments:

Hollie said...

I've been plagued with ants that are enjoying the fruits of my veggie garden. :[

Beth said...

That's so cool that you can order them on Amazon! I love seeing you at all the shows! I will definitely let you know how it goes if I don't see you there. I'm not really sure what to expect.