Welcome to Better Bugs

The trusty ladybug

For the time being, we have to suspend sales from this site due to a change in our business. You can still find the products and information to reduce or eliminate the use of insecticides in your garden, it's just that we can't provide the products we have in the past to help you directly. We're sorry to have to make this change, hopefully we will work things out and be back in business soon.

If you would like to know when we are back in business, please send us an email asking to be put on our notificaion list. When we can again make shipments we will send a note to all those on that list.

An aphid parasite stings its host

Which predator to use?

We sell ladybugs, lacewings, and praying mantises which are all predators of insect pests. As you cruise around this site you'll find pages about the biology of these predators, inculding their lifecycle, development time, etc. as well as information on how to release them, how many to use, release timing, and how to evaluate their effectiveness.

These same beneficial insects and the strategies for using them can also be applied to many landscape plants. In addition we provide practical information on low toxicity pesticides, such as soap and oil, to control insect pests without causing a major disruption to the good bugs.