Predatory Mites Mail-Back, pack of 5

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    Biological Control for Spider mites & Two-Spotted mites. Predatory mites hunt and kill pest mites. 2-5 adult predatory mites will control pest mites on 1 plant; each container contains two thousand live adult predatory mites.
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    Predatory mites are adult mites that seek out and kill pest mites, particularly the common spider mite. They are shipped live, ready to seek and destroy pest populations. Control pests without the use of chemical pesticides and their harmful side effects and residue. Best used at the first sign of an infestation, you only need two-to-five adults per plant, or 500-to-2,000 per tree. Each container includes 2,000 live adults.

    USE: Predatory mites are adult mites that seek out and kill pest mites, particularly the common spider mite. Spider mites typically feed on the underside of leaves of indoor plants and trees.

    RELEASE: The predatory mites are shipped as adults in bottles with a medium such as corn grit or vermiculite. They should be released in the evening of the same day received. Shake them out of the bottle on leaves and in any area where they are likely to find pest mites.

    LIFE CYCLE: The adult female lays 50 to 60 eggs which will hatch into larvae and become adults. The entire cycle takes about 10 days, twice as fast as pest mites.

    RECOMMENDATIONS: Predatory mites should be released at the FIRST SIGN of pest mites since it takes them a while to establish control. If large populations of pest mites already exist, knock them down with insecticidal soap. High humidity and a little sugar water will improve their performance, but do not hose down leaves after releasing. Since they will attack each other, do not wait long to release them.

    COVERAGE: About 2 to 5 predatory mites per infested plant and 500 to 2,000 per tree.

    GENERAL INFORMATION: Predatory mites can be distinguished from pest mites because they have pear shaped bodies, their front legs are longer, and they do not have spots on either side of their body. Their technical name is Neoseiulus Californicus and they range in color from pale salmon in immature stages to orange as adults.
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    NamePredatory Mites Mail-Back, pack of 5
    BrandOrcon Live Insects