Beneficial Insects for Pest Control- WEEK 16

$20.00

This is for week 16 orders (Orders arrive the week of April 16th)

Looking for an eco-friendly pest control option that does not solely rely on sprays and chemicals? 

We now offer a wide variety of LIVE beneficial insects and organisms to add to your existing pest management strategies.

PLEASE READ before ordering!!

HOW IT WORKS:

1. YOU MUST BE LOCAL OR WITHIN DRIVING DISTANCE TO ORDER. We DO NOT SHIP, since these critters are live and need immediate release. 

2. Identify which pests you need to control for. 

3. Reference our guide below to choose which predator(s) will be best suited for the pests you need to treat. 

4. Order the quantity you need for 1 week of control. *NOTE: Some predators can live for longer durations, if there is ample food source and proper environment.

5. Orders placed during our “Open Order” period will be applied to our next bio control order and will arrive the alternating week. We order bio control roughly every other week. Our cut-off for orders is the Tuesday prior to our next order arrival. 

6. When the order is placed, we will send you a pick-up notification when the order arrives. YOU NEED TO PICK UP SAME DAY you receive the notification so that the predators are alive and most effective. 

 

REFERENCE GUIDE:

*Loose release will be provided in distribution bottles that can be brought back in for refills. Each bottle roughly treats 5-10 plants within close proximity (ask us for quantity recommendations).  

Predators for Spider Mites 

  • Californicus Mite: These arrive either as a loose release or in sachets 
  • Swirskii Mites: These prefer thrips first, but will also go after Spider Mites. They arrive as either loose release OR in slow-release sachets.

Predators for Thrips

  • Swirskii Mites: These prey on thrips first, spider mites second. They arrive as either loose release OR in slow-release sachets.
  • Green Lacewing: Generalist predator that goes after a wide variety of pests. Arrive as egg cards that take 3-5 days to hatch.
  • Delotia beetles: arrive as loose release (could be shared with others on same order to cost-share). 
  • Nematodes: Treat fungus gnats also. Arrive in 1 million sponge for water application. 
  • Strat Mites: Treat fungus gnats and other soil pests in addition to Thrips. Arrive as a loose release to be applied to soil surface.

Predators for Mealybug

  • Green Lacewing: Generalist predator that goes after a wide variety of pests. Arrive as egg cards that take 3-5 days to hatch.

Predators for Scale

  • Aphytis melinus (Parasitoid wasp): Arrives hatched and hungry! Flying.

 

Others you are not seeing here?? This isn’t all that we can get, but a great start.