Also known as the "Minute Pirate Bug," this predator is primarily used to control Thrips. Larval and adult stages of this beneficial bug are predatory, and an adult can consume as many as 80 pests per day. It can take 4-6 weeks to establish a colony, so we recommend multiple releases.
Feeds on all life stages of Thrips, Aphids, Whiteflies, Mites, and Moth Eggs.
Release 0.05 - 1 Orious per sq. ft.
Release 5-10 Orious per 100 sq. ft.
Release 50-100 Orious per 1,000 sq. ft.
Multiple releases recommended.
Orius may enter hibernation when daylight is less than 12 hours. Artificial lighting will help keep your Orius from hibernating.
Approximately 2 week lifecycle. Egg to adult in 14 days. Females can lay up to 3 eggs per day.
SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD - Good Bug Artemia Diet:
The addition of a readily available food source helps beneficial insect populations flourish.
ALLERGY INFORMATION - Contains Shellfish
Catch Thrips before they become a problem with our Beneficial Nematodes-Sf. These predators attack over 200 soil dwelling pests. Click here to learn more!