If you've recently used pesticides, be sure to check the chemical compatibility with your predatory mites. We've compiled a list of some common chemicals as a resource.
ABOUT PHYTOSEIULUS PERSIMILIS:
Two-Spotted Spider Mite specialist! Adults are tiny, fast moving, red, pear-shaped mites with noticeably long legs. Unlike its natural enemy, the Two-Spotted Spider Mite, persimilis does not spin webbing. Phytoseiulus persimilis feed on all stages of Two-Spotted Spider Mites.
Feeds on Two-Spotted Spider Mites.
PREDATORY MITES IN BOTTLES vs SLOW RELEASE SACHETS:
BOTTLED MITES: Best choice for an active infestation. Our adult predatory mites are a natural tool to help cure an active infestation of mites. These tiny predators feed on all life stages of unwanted pests in your garden and help to balance the ecosystem. Our beneficial insects work quickly to reduce light to moderate infestations. With heavier infestations, increase in quantity and frequency may be required.
SLOW RELEASE SACHETS: Don't fight pests, prevent them. Avoiding garden pests is far easier than dealing with an outbreak of bad bugs - be proactive by preventing the problem. Our sachets are filled with a blend of predatory mites in a variety of life stages, providing a slow release of pest control into your garden. When it comes to having a healthy garden, preventative care is key. Release monthly as part of your IPM program.
HOW TO RELEASE BOTTLED PREDATORY MITES:
PHYTOSEIULUS PERSIMILIS RELEASE RATES: BOTTLE: Light Infestation: 0.5-1 mite per square foot. Heavy Infestation: 2-4 mites per square foot. Release weekly or bi-weekly as needed. Temperature Range: 43° - 90° F. Humidity: 60% - 90%.
SACHET: Hang one sachet per 3-6 square foot, every 2-4 weeks.
PRO TIPS: Use NaturesGoodGuys Hanging Release Boxes to release your predatory mites without making a mess! Release boxes help you concentrate predatory mites on infested areas.
Predatory mites are susceptible to pesticides. Avoid spraying plants one week before or after releasing predators. Some materials may be toxic to predators for up to four weeks.
STORAGE: For best results, release within 24 hours of receipt. If storage is necessary, store at 39° - 46°F for no longer than 48 hours.