Release the ladybugs!
I have recently acquired some lady bugs to take care of my leafhopper issue, my leaves are getting eradicated by them and the soapy solution that I had read about was not working. I have read up on the process, when to release them, providing water, flowers they like etc.
My main question is how many I should release. My balcony is roughly 4X15 with the containers in two areas about 7 feet apart. Should I just put a few in each container? 10? 20?
I read that they will remain alive for two weeks in the fridge, is this true? The smallest QTY the store had was 1000 which I assume is way too many so I was planning on releasing the leftover ladybugs in a few different large parks.