PHYTOcontrol is the predatory mite for the control of red spider mite. PHYTOcontrol consists of the predatory mites Phytoseiulus persimilis. The P. persimilis mites will search for all stages of spider mites from egg to adult and eat them. They can eat up to 5 adult spider mites per day or 20 eggs or larvae. In optimum conditions, a Pytoseiulus population will grow faster than a spider mite population. Particularly useful to mites that have developed resistance to chemicals. Can be used on any crop in temperatures of 15-30oC and preferably with a high humidity.
Storage: This product is perishable as it is a live product. They should only be stored for a maximum of 2 days after receipt and must be stored at a temperature of 6-10oC.
Features & Benefits:
- Safe for humans, pets and the environment – children and pets need not be excluded from the areas.
- There is no resistance to the predatory mites – Spider mite will build up a resistance to chemicals so they are no longer effective. This means that PHYTOcontrol will remain effective and in some cases is the only control method available.
- It can be used on a wide range of crops so there is no need to buy more than one product for different crops.
- Phytoseiulus will control all stages of a spider mites lifecycle so there is a greater chance of eradicating the pest.
- Phytoseiulus will remain active as long as they have a source of food. They won’t continuously need reapplying if they have spider mite to feed on.
- Can be used in an organic garden
|Active Ingredient||Phytoseiulus persimilis|
|Pack Size Coverage||2000 Mites - 40sqm to 100sqm, 10,000 Mites - 200sqm to 5000sqm|
|Application Method(s)||Spread by Hand|
|Treats (Pest/Weed/Disease)||Spider Mite|
|Period Of Use||April, May, June, July, August, September, October|