How does it work?
When you place your order we send you the active species of beetle. When the other species of beetle emerge for their season we follow up with a second package. Don't worry, we'll get in touch to let you know they're coming before
we put them in the post. When you get each package, let all the beetles go in your back yard and they get
to work. All you have to do is keep them well fed, and you have yourself a permanent dog poop solution at home. It’s that simple.
Is it difficult to release the beetles?
Releasing the beetles is easy. Simply, follow the instructions in your package and release them in your yard on the evening the package arrives. Your beetles willbe hungry after their trip and will get to work right away. That’s it. All you need to do is keep them well fed. Burying poop is their one job, and they’ve evolved to do it pretty well, so they can find the new poops all by themselves.
Why do I need two species?
Australia’s hot summers, cold winters and the beetles lifecycle means that different species of beetle will be active in your garden at different times of the year. You need both species to enable effective burial during both the warmer and cooler seasons.
What happens to the beetles in their off-season?
Your lawn is now a dung beetle nursery. Like butterflies in their chrysalis, the baby beetles are hanging out in their poop-ball cribs. Unlike butterflies, baby dung beetles spend their whole lives from egg to pupae in their dung balls, eating from the inside out as they grow. Once the soil temperature and root zone soil moisture reach the right levels for their season the baby beetles finish maturing and emerge as adult dung beetles ready to clean up your yard.