Answer: In one word “No”, Lady-Bugs are available commercially on line along with the attractant which is recommended also. Also a link is provided to purchase the Lady-bugs from a third party seller after you purchase the house first of-course.
Answer: Convergent lady beetle, Scientific name: Hippodamia convergens which is native to California. sure to order the Convergent lady beetle but any species will work with these houses, except for the Asian Lady bug!
Answer: The Best Lady Bug House was designed for the California Lady-Bug or the Convergent lady beetle. Design for your favorite Lady-Bug in mind, taking in consideration of their basic needs: Location, Food, Shelter, Protection, and a nourishing Environment.
Answer: * Location: for The Best Lady Bug House near the rose garden or garden where you want the lady-bugs to feed on your garden pest such as aphids, plant lice, whitefly and scale insects. * Food: The Best Lady Bug House has total of 10 through holes in the sides 5 on each side. The holes are to hold the up to 5 “Cutting” from your rose or garden. “Cuttings” are shoots or cut branch with leaves still attached perhaps with some real live food or aphids still on them this is especially needed after their long journey in the shipping process they will be hungry. * Shelter: The lady-bug house is a safe heaven for your favorite lady-bug herd, it is shady, dark, moist, and offers protection from the bird which eats lady-bugs. * Protection: The Best Lady Bug house is design for optimal protection from birds and other animals that my bother if not eat the Lady-Bugs. * Nourishing environments: This is what you are striving for to keep the lady bug happy campers, so when you get you bag of Lady-bugs please follow the above food steps first with the attractant and cuttings with the live aphids and the detail instruction which come with each house. The idea is to slowly introduce them to your garden so they will get use-to your garden and their new home.
Answer: No, the native species are harmless to humans, but Asian Ladybugs do bite humans-(hard to feel!)
Answer: Each house comes with instructions on "How to care for your Ladybugs."
Answer: No, but they are weather resistance- painted with exterior house paints painted by professional house painting company so they should last for years to come. Made in USA.