Thrips, Two-Spotted Spider Mites, Broad Mites, Cyclamen Mites, Russet Hemp Mites, and many other species of mites.
ABOUT AMBLYSEIUS CUCUMERIS:
A cost-effective solution for preventative control, A. cucumeris is a predatory mite species that primarily preys on immature stages of thrips, as well as Two-Spotted Spider Mites and various other mite species. The adult A. cucumeris mites are pear-shaped and have a tan coloration. They measure less than 0.5mm (1/50 inch) in length. In the absence of these pests, A. cucumeris can sustain itself by consuming pollen. Approximately 60% of the A. cucumeris population consists of females, and well-fed females can lay up to 3 eggs per day for a period of 35 days. The eggs are tiny, round, transparent, and typically deposited on the undersides of leaves.
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.
Release 5-10 per square foot, weekly or bi-weekly as needed.
Temperature Range: 43° - 80° F.
Humidity: 65% - 75%.
Hang one sachet per 3 square feet, but may increase to one per plant. Release monthly.
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.
Predatory mites are susceptible to pesticides. Avoid spraying plants one week before or after releasing predators. Some materials may be toxic to predators for up to four weeks.
To achieve a comprehensive approach in controlling Thrips, it is recommended to combine the use of Cucumeris with other beneficial predators such as Orius (pirate bug), Hypoaspis miles, and Beneficial Nematodes - Steinernema feltiae.
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.
For best results, release within 24 hours of receipt. If storage is necessary, store at 39°-46°F for no longer than 48 hours.
A complete life cycle takes 10-12 days. Adults live up to 30 days.