hi, is it possible to purchase any bugs beneficial to the garden from U of M?...

Asked June 18, 2014, 1:40 PM EDT

hi, is it possible to purchase any bugs beneficial to the garden from U of M? i live in hyattsville and am part of an organic community garden. if not from U of M would it be possible to suggest some local breeders of the good bugs?

Prince George's County Maryland beneficial insects

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The University of Maryland does not sell beneficial insects. We are not aware of local suppliers, however there are many on the internet. Keep in mind that releasing beneficials by itself can be unsatisfactory because they will leave if there are not enough pests population built up to eat or after they have eaten them all.

Here are tips to attracting beneficial in our website fact sheet: http://extension.umd.edu/learn/ipm-common-sense-approach-managing-problems-your-landscape-hg62

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