Spider Mite Control
* Phytoseiulus persimilus
* Neoseiulus califronicus (formerly Amblyseius californicus)
Predatory mites can be very successful in controlling spider mites as they will multiply nearly twice as fast as the spider mite population. As a preventative measure, introduce Phytoseiulus persimilus at the rate of 1 predator for every 5 sq.ft. of greenhouse area, just after transplanting. Repeat this two weeks after transplanting. Repeat this two weeks later. For control of an existing problem introduce at the rate of 1 predator for every 25 to 50 spider mites. The more you introduce, the quicker you will gain control.
SPICAL ( use in conjunction with SPIDEX )
Target: two spotted spider mite, carmine spider mite and fruit tree red spider mite : all stages, preferring younger stages. Predatory mites also survive on other mites and an survive for a number of weeks without food.
To use: Turn and shake bottle gently before use. Sprinkle material on leaves. Store in the dark.
25,000 bottle (w/feeder mites)