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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.
Feeds on Two Spotted Spider Mites, Broad Mites, Rust Mites, Russet Hemp Mites, Cyclamen Mites and Southern Red Mites and other species of mites.
ABOUT SPECIAL BLEND MIX:
Simplify pest management by utilizing the synergistic effect of multiple predatory mites in one blend.
Special Blend Mix is a combination of diverse predatory mites, including A. cucumeris, N. californicus, P. persimilis, and A. swirskii, all of which prey on spider mites. This mix enhances the range of pests targeted, maximizing control effectiveness. Each mite species in the blend has unique hunting and feeding preferences, allowing for comprehensive coverage of all spider mite life stages. Special Blend is ideal for unknown growing conditions, providing a convenient solution without the need for precise species identification.
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: 5-10 mites per square foot.
Release weekly or bi-weekly as needed.
Temperature Range: 43° - 110° F.
Humidity: 40% - 90%.
Hang one sachet per 3-6 square feet, 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.
Make use of Gardening Zone's Hanging Release Boxes for a clean and efficient method of deploying predatory mites. These release boxes are designed to concentrate the mites specifically on infested areas, allowing for targeted pest control without any mess.
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.
For best results, release immediately upon receipt. If storage is necessary, store at 42°-48°F for no longer than 48 hours.
Special Blend Mix consists of predatory mites that undergo five life cycles: Egg, Larvae, Protonymph, Deutonymph, and Adult. The duration of these life stages can vary from 5 to 25 days, depending on the prevailing climate conditions. Warmer temperatures accelerate the life cycle completion. Among these mites, females are more abundant, outnumbering males in a ratio of 4 to 1. Each female lays an average of 2 to 3 eggs per day, resulting in approximately 60 eggs during their 35-day lifespan.