Praying Mantids combat a wide variety of pests. In their adolescent form they consume aphids, thrips, flies and maggots, small caterpillars, leafhoppers, white grubs and many other soft-bodied pests. Adult Mantids eat larger caterpillars, earwigs, chinch bugs, sow bugs, beetles, grasshoppers and other large pests.
Each mantid egg sack contains up to 200 baby mantids.
Release info: If you like, it is possible to keep the egg case in the cup, set them on a window sill or other warm spot until they hatch. As soon as you see tiny praying mantids emerge remove the lid and sprinkle the mantids around your affected areas. Otherwise, you can put the egg case on a bush, hedge, limb or anything more than a couple of feet above the ground. Hanging will help prevent birds and rodents from eating the eggs in the case. If ants are in the area, oiling the string will help keep them away.