Hypoaspis Miles - Predatory mites in a peat & vermiculite, 500ml cardboard tube containing 25,000
Type: Predatory mite.
How it works: Mites feed on sciarid fly larvae & other 'soil' pests including Springtails, Thrips Pupae & Root Mealybugs. At night they move a short distance up, on to the plant foliage & will feed on Mealybugs & other soft bodied prey. Mites are very mobile & soon distribute themselves throughout the crop. Adults are reported to live for several months & survive up to 50 days without food, making them ideal in situations of very low pest populations.
Species controlled: Bradysiaspp & Sciarid fly larvae & other 'soil' pests including Springtails, Thrips Pupae & Root Mealybug.
When to use: Introduce into most growing media including artificial substrates. Use as a preventative or at the first sign of sciarids. Requires a minimum temperature of 12°C.
Rates of use: 100 per m2 usually as a single application. For permanently planted areas (interior landscapes, botanic gardens etc.) re-introduce every 10 to 12 weeks.