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Hypoaspis miles - Bottle

Hypoaspis miles - Stratiolaelaps scimitus - Predatory Mite

$29.99

LIVE DELIVERY GUARANTEED
These are live insects and MUST be shipped OVERNIGHT. No USPS or ground shipping. 

 

RELEASE RATES:
*Note: These rates are for preventative control only, multiple releases and/or higher quantities are necessary for heavier infestations. 

TREATMENT SIZE QUANTITY TIME PERIOD
Small Areas 30 per sq. ft. regularly
Large Areas 25,000 per 1,000 sq. ft.
regularly


TARGET PESTS:
Fungus Gnat Larvae, Thrips, Sciarid Flies, Shore Flies, Root Aphids, Springtails, Root Mealybugs, Bulb Mites and Poultry Mites. Some experience farmers say they also attack rollie pollies and sow bugs.

RELEASE INSTRUCTIONS:

Hypoaspis miles a.ka. Stratiolaelaps scimitus. Hypoaspis are hardy insects and can adapt to a wide variety of conditions except flooding. These mites will survive mild winters but are inactive below 57°. As with most beneficial insects Hypoaspis work best as a preventative control, before pest populations are high. 
It is recommended to apply Hypoaspis before or shortly after planting. To control high infestation of fungus gnats, Hypoaspis can be used with beneficial nematodes (Steinernema feltiae. SF)

LIFECYCLE:
Hypoaspis life cycle takes approx. 18 days. Hypoaspis eggs hatch in 2 to 3 days into nymphs. Each Hypoaspis can consumes 1 to 5 pest per day. Also survives if pests are not present by feeding on algae and plant debris

 


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