Beneficial Insects For Garden Pest (Spider Mite) Control - PHYTOSEIULUS PERSIMILIS (Predator Mite)
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PHYTOSEIULUS PERSIMILIS (Predator)
Fast Action Spider Mite Control
Bright reddish orange mites (0.5 mm) that feed on two-spotted spider mites. Persimilis needs greater than 60% relative humidity, to increase humidity misting plants or wetting walkways. At humidities above 60% use with Feltiella acarisuga. At humidities below 60% use with Stethorus punctillum.
SHIPPED: Adults in bottle with vermiculite or mixed population in plastic tray on bean leaves.
OPTIMUM CONDITIONS: 20-27C (68-81F); 60% or greater humidity.
Note: At temperatures of 18-27C (64-81F) Persimilis will reproduce faster than spider mites, however at warmer or cooler temperatures spider mites will reproduce faster.
RELEASE RATE: 5 Persimilis per m. sq. (10 ft. sq.) or 20 Persimilis per infested leaf introduced weekly.
SPECIAL NOTES: Pest mites like it hot and dry while, predator mites like it cooler and humid. Available on bean leaves and prefers the lower half on the plant in hot houses.