Question regarding lacewing release
I'll probably be ordering some lacewing larvae/eggs shortly -- anticipating the yearly onslaught of whiteflies.
A couple questions --
I have somewhat of an ant problem and I've read that ants will eat the eggs of lacewings. Right now, I'm using DE around the base of my plants and trees to keep the ants at bay. But, after the release of the eggs, are the larvae going to be harmed by the DE climbing out of a tree or tomato plant in search of food? Should I set up a couple of ant baits before I even order the larvae? And remove as much DE as possible?
Also, can anybody give a list of reputable sites that don't cost an arm and a leg for larvae?