Feeds on Thrips, Whiteflies, Broad Mites, Russet Hemp Mites, Tarsonemid Mites, and many other species of mites.
ABOUT AMBLYSEIUS SWIRSKII:
Affordable generalist! Amblyseius swirskii is a member of the Phytoseiidae family and is distinguished by its elongated legs, with the front pair extending forward, and typically possesses a limited number of hairs on its back (fewer than 20 pairs). The coloration of these mites can range from deep red to pale yellow, influenced by their diet. Mites that primarily feed on thrips and whitefly tend to exhibit a lighter hue, typically pale yellow to light tan. A. swirskii cannot be readily distinguished from some other phytoseiid mites (such as Amblyseius andersoni or Neoseiulus californicus) with the naked eye, and positive identification requires examination of slide mounted specimens under a microscope. A. swirskii may survive cooler conditions, but cannot survive frosts and cold conditions.
Indoors and outdoors on a wide range of plants in greenhouses, nursery crops, and various other types of crops.
PREDATORY MITES IN BOTTLES vs SLOW RELEASE SACHETS:
Best choice for an active infestation.
Our adult predatory mites are a natural tool to help cure an active infestation of mites. These tiny predators feed on all life stages of unwanted pests in your garden and help to balance the ecosystem. Our beneficial insects work quickly to reduce light to moderate infestations. With heavier infestations, increase in quantity and frequency may be required.
SLOW RELEASE SACHETS:
Don't fight pests, prevent them.
Avoiding garden pests is far easier than dealing with an outbreak of bad bugs - be proactive by preventing the problem. Our sachets are filled with a blend of predatory mites in a variety of life stages, providing a slow release of pest control into your garden. When it comes to having a healthy garden, preventative care is key. Release monthly as part of your IPM program.
AMBLYSEIUS SWIRSKII RELEASE RATES:
Release 2-5 per square foot, bi-weekly as needed.
Temperature Range: 43° - 98° F.
Humidity: 40% - 90%.
Hang one sachet per 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.
GOOD BUG SUPPLEMENTAL DIET:
Maintaining your growing operation relies on well-fed beneficial insects as your natural defenders. By providing dependable food sources, you enhance their strength and effectiveness.
Our Good Bug Supplemental Diet combines Ephestia, Artemia, and Carpoglyphus lacti - all of which are highly nutritional food sources rich in proteins, lipids, and essential fatty acids.
Packaged on easy-to-use hanging tabs!
BOTTLED MITE RELEASE BOXES:
Use Tip Top Hanging Release Boxes to release your predatory mites without making a mess! Release boxes help you concentrate predatory mites on infested areas.
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.
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 immediately upon receipt. If storage is necessary, store at 42° - 48° F. for no longer than 48 hours.