Affordable, preventative control. Performs well under cooler temperatures. Used for pest prevention early in the growing season.

Amblyseius cucumeris are versatile predatory mites characterized by eight legs and a pear-shaped body, with coloration adapting to their prey. They exhibit good tolerance to varying temperatures and humidity levels, making them suitable for controlling mite populations both indoors and outdoors. As generalists, they feed on various pest mite species. Female cucumeris deposit spherical, transparent eggs beneath leaves, close to pest infestations. Under optimal conditions, these eggs hatch into larvae with three pairs of legs within 2-3 days. Through two nymphal stages, they develop four pairs of legs and progressively target larger immature pests until reaching adulthood. Throughout their 30-day lifespan, adult cucumeris consume significant numbers of pests while perpetuating the reproductive cycle.