I apologize for delays in shipping the past two weeks, this is the busiest time of the year and with the shortage of
ladybugs I felt we had to inventory our stock so we would not over sell. As luck would have it we located and brought
in a large amount of ladybugs today so our stock of bugs is in excellent shape, I don't forsee any possibility of running
out at this time.
MIGRATION IS THE CURRENT ISSUE
As I had predicted, the annual migration is dragging on and ladybugs are getting hard to find.
The past several years migration had always been over by mid April but I can remember it not ending until the first week of
June one year. The bugs keep us guessing. With the weather being so unpredictable we can't be sure of anything.
It is my observation that by mid March there will be very few ladybugs available.
Ladybugs have in the past left on their migration no earlier than March 1, this season it seems they have already gone.
This could be just a local thing due to the fires but all indicators are telling me they are gone. This means sellers will
be relying on whatever stock they have on hand which I believe is minimal because the harvesting that is normally being done
for spring should be going on now until March. No bugs = no harvesting. Those who depend on ladybugs for pest control
should consider getting what they are able to now and try to store them until needed. Also think about praying mantids
as they are very effective.