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Lacewing Box

Manufacturer: Schwegler
For advanced Eco-friendly garden pest control
Lacewing Box
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About this product

Both adult and larval lacewings feed on aphids and mites. One Lacewing larvae during its two week development can eat as many as 500 greenfly. Adult lacewings survive through the winter but require shelter from mid-September until the following spring. The lacewing box provides the perfect winter refuge from both the elements and predators. By providing a happy home for your lacewings, you can help conserve this important group of insects and benefit from eco-friendly pest control.

The lacewing box should be attached to a pole, mast or solitary tree at a height of 1.5 to 2 m. The side containing the slats should be sheltered from the wind. If you are not near agricultural or open land you may wish to optimise your chances by collecting your own lacewings. Leave the box near fields, meadows or fallow land from mid-September. After the first frost, the occupied box can be moved to a garden and set up near bushes and fruit trees ready for the next spring. The box can be left outdoors all year round and requires no maintenance or cleaning.

Specification

Box material: Schwegler wood-concrete; an exceedingly durable, rot-proof and breathable natural material designed to mimic the properties of natural nest sites, and last 20 - 25 years.
Hanger material: galvanised steel.
Colour: the box is painted a bright red to maximise its attractive to lacewings.
Dimensions: height = 30.5 cm, width = 28.5 cm, depth = 30 cm.
Weight: approx. 8 kg.

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Manufacturer: Schwegler
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