Looking like tiny alligators, Lacewing larvae (Chrysoperla carnea) voraciously attack almost any prey they can grab.
Green Lacewings are available as eggs glued to cards which are hung from foliage.
Application: Lacewings search up to 100 feet for their first meal. Lacewing eggs may be refrigerated for a few days at 38-45 F. to delay hatching, but be careful not to freeze them. Typical egg release rates range from 5000 – 50,000 eggs per acre, depending on infestation levels. Typical larvae release rates range from 1000-5000 per acre, repeated every 2-4 weeks as required.
Handy Hint: Want to really keep out pests? Consider adding a footbath to deter any “travelers”. Just add a little bleach to some water in a shallow pan, and walk through it as you enter the greenhouse. Have visitors use it too.