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For 35 years, we’ve been providing gardeners with effective and earth-friendly solutions to protect against pests that can damage plants. Orcon’s beneficial insects — ladybugs, green lacewings, praying mantids, beneficial nematodes and others — defend gardens from “bad bugs” such as aphids, whiteflies, mealy bugs and mites.

Over the years, we’ve expanded our product line to include additional natural solutions for gardeners, including repellents to protect against four-legged pests like deer and rabbits, soil amendments, and mason bees to help improve blooms and increase the yield on fruits, nuts and vegetables.

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9 Fun Facts about Ladybugs

ladybugOrcon Ladybugs are available 12 months of the year
ladybugA threatened ladybug may both play dead and secrete an unappetizing substance to protect itself
ladybugLadybug adults and larvae can eat up to 50 aphids a day
ladybugLadybugs smell with their feet and antennae
ladybugLadybugs have a shell, called the Elytra, that protects their wings which are underneath
ladybugThe Elytra is exactly the same on the right side as it is on the left, they are a mirror image to one another
ladybugA ladybug’s jaws chew side to side instead of up and down like our jaws
ladybugWhen a ladybug flies, its wings beat 85 times every second
ladybugLadybug adults hibernate in winter
(Convergent ladybugs, the kind Orcon sells, gather in the mountains, on the ground, near streams. Asian ladybugs, an invasive species in North America, tend to move indoors for