Two-Spotted Spider Mites, Broad Mites, Cyclamen Mites, Russet Hemp Mites, and many other species of mites.
Amblyseius andersoni, a common predatory mite found in parts of North America and Europe, especially in regions where grapes, apples, soft fruits, peaches, and certain conifers are grown, is a versatile feeder. These mites are light beige in color, measuring less than 1 mm in length as adults. They are best known for their ability to survive high temperatures, but they can also endure the winter months. Amblyseius andersoni preys on various small arthropods and feeds on pollen. The females of this species can lay around 35 eggs during their lifetime. The younger larvae begin with 6 legs but eventually develop a total of 8 legs as they progress through two nymph stages.
PREDATORY MITES IN BOTTLES vs SLOW RELEASE SACHETS:
Best choice for an active infestation.
Our adult predatory mites serve as a natural solution for tackling mite infestations. These small but effective predators feed on all life stages of unwanted pests in your garden, promoting a balanced ecosystem. They work swiftly to reduce mild to moderate infestations, and for more severe cases, adjusting the quantity and frequency of their application may be necessary.
SLOW RELEASE SACHETS:
Don't fight pests, prevent them.
It's much simpler to prevent garden pests than to handle a full-blown infestation later on. Take a proactive approach by using our sachets, which contain a combination of predatory mites at different life stages. They gradually release pest control agents into your garden, ensuring ongoing protection. When aiming for a healthy garden, prioritizing preventative care is crucial. Incorporate monthly releases of these sachets into your Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program.
Light Infestation: 2-4 mites per square foot.
Heavy Infestation: 4-6 mites per square foot.
Release weekly or bi-weekly as needed.
Temperature Range: 43° - 104° F.
Humidity: 40% - 60%.
Hang one sachet per 6 square foot, every 2-4 weeks.
It's important to note that these release rates serve as general guidelines and may vary based on the specific pest species, the crop or plant being treated, and level of infestation. Proper monitoring of the infestation and the subsequent effectiveness of the released beneficial insect population is crucial for determining the success of the biological control strategy.
Maintaining your garden relies on well-fed beneficial insects as your natural defenders. By providing a dependable food source, you're enhancing your predators' strength and effectiveness.
Our Good Bug Supplemental Diet combines Ephestia and Artemia - both of which are highly nutritional food sources rich in proteins, lipids, and essential fatty acids.
Packaged on easy-to-use hanging tabs.
Make use of Gardening Zone's Hanging Release Boxes for a clean and efficient method of deploying your predators. Our release boxes are designed to concentrate your predators on infested areas, allowing for targeted pest control without any mess, and also help to keep your product dry.
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.