Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Where can I purchase Hired Bugs for my garden?
A: See our list of resellers for a store near you. Or use our secure server to order online. Want a real human? Call our orderline at (541) 245-6033 (M-F, 8:00 - 5:00 Pacific Time), or FAX (800) 698-6250 and we'll send them directly to you.
Q: Will they be in stock?
A: We have most everything in stock all of the time, and some Hired Bugs, like Ladybugs, Praying Mantis eggs, & Predator Nematodes, are probably stocked at your local garden-supply store, too, because they store well in the refrigerator (depending on the time of year). But most other Hired Bugs don't store well and will be shipped fresh from us as soon as we receive your order. So they arrive healthy, lively, and ready to go to work right away.
Q: How fast will I get my order? My plants are covered with pest bugs!
A: You'll usually get them within 2-3 days of your order, as long as they can arrive by Friday. To insure optimum quality, we avoid delaying live shipments over the weekend. If you're in a real rush, overnight service is usually available.
Q: Do I have to pick them up at my garden store?
A: Only if you want to. They can be shipped direct to you, too, if that's what you prefer. It's the same great service either way.
Q: What can I do until my Hired Bugs come? My plants are dying!
A: Soapy sprays, such as Safer's, are fine to use right up to when the Hired Bugs arrive. In fact, if the pests are really getting out of hand, this might be a good idea anyway. Hired Bugs work best when they have an early start. Order today for fastest service!
Handy Hint: Pest infestations often show up at about the same time every Spring. Start watching a little before that time every year, so you'll catch pests early and need the fewest Hired Bugs.