Group orders for the DC/MD/VA region are organized to deliver every other Thursday. Our calendar will show you the timeline – an order can be placed with the group during the “order open” period. The order will “close” one week in advance of delivery (per the beneficial insect supplier, orders must be placed one week in advance) and then bugs are delivered to Jamie Stanton in NW DC the following Thursday morning.
Orders will then be sorted and those who placed an order will have the option to pick up their bugs from either a recurring location or from one of our volunteer distributors. Bugs are NOT directly shipped to your home. We currently have four main pickup locations: Plants Alive (Silver Spring, MD), Union Market (NE DC), Headquarters (NW DC), and Ellicott City (MD).
It is STRONGLY recommended that you pick up your insects on the day of delivery. The bugs deliver alive, and they don’t last long in the bottles. You want as many live predators on your plants as possible!
To place an order, check our calendar to find out when the next order opens, then add yourself to the order spreadsheet. We do the bulk of our logistics and communications through Facebook, so please indicate if you prefer a different method of communication, and what the best way is to reach you.
And as always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out! We are always happy to help consult on Pest ID, Predator Selection, Order logistics, etc.
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