Good Website for Buying Bugs

I just wanted to pass along a helpful site that I came across for purchasing beneficial insects. Before blindly sending out my order, an entomologist contacted me to make sure that I was ordering the appropriate bugs for my needs. Turns out, I wasn’t. She advised against the expensive parasitic wasps that I was ordering, as they wouldn’t help me as much as getting nematodes in the fall (for the leaf-miners on my birches). I am ordering some praying mantis egg cases and some indoor (native) lady bugs to combat the aphid/whitefly infestation in my sun room. I thought others might appreciate an honest and informed Canadian source (Ontario) for buying bugs.

Happy gardening,

Joelle Crane
April 2008