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  1. Keep the lady bugs refrigerated until dusk (they are less likely to fly away).
  2. Mix the packet of beneficial insect food with 1 pint water (even better if water is non-chlorinated…you can let tap water stand for a while and the chlorine will evaporate out of it).
  3. Water the ground around any plants that are being affected by damaging pests (like the rose(s)) with this solution of beneficial insect food.  This will encourage the female lady bugs to lay eggs here.
  4. Sprinkle the lady bugs on the ground in these areas where you applied the beneficial insect food.  The next day, many lady bugs will disperse, but larvae will be hatching soon enough.  They are flightless and more ravenous than the adults.  They will climb up the roses and eat the pests.