Quite likely the most common pest for indoor growers. Spidermites are persisitant, sneaky and thirsty for your plant juices. They seem to appear out of nowhere and are notoriously tricky to eliminate. Some species of spidermite have even become resistent to pesticides! Luckily they can't become resistant to being eaten by even hungrier predators. Keep in mind; prevention is your best defence for these tiny vegetarian vampires.
Use persimilis if you already have a few spider mite or a history of spider mite.
Typical treatment rate: 20-100 predators per infested plant weekly for 3 weeks.
If you have spidermite webbing it is too late. Vaccume off the webs, wash down the leaves. If you chose to use a pesticide, wait 7-10 days before introducing predators.
Persimilis is a spider mite selective feeder.
1000 vial - $26.00
2000 vial - $44.00
10,000 vial - $150.0
Use fallacis at the beginning of your growing cycle. Typical application rate: 5 predators per sq.m. (10sq.ft.) One initial introduction is usually enough.
Fallacis can survive by feeding on pollens and other small insects which allows for them to be introduced preventatively in growing situations with pest mite history or new grow rooms or greenhouses.
They can reproduce at lower temperatures than other predatory mites making them ideal for outdoor growing areas.
1000 - $52.00
2000 - $86.00
$61 - $86
Use stethorus in combination with persimilis or fallacis for faster knock down of spider mites.
Release a minimum of 100 adults per “hot spot”, or 10 adults per infested plant, weekly, for 3-4 weeks.
Stethorus is a tiny specialized spider mite predator in the lady beetle family.
Target pest is spider mite but is also a general mite predator.
50 - $ 65.00
100 - $ 100.00
The second most common pest for indoor growers. They attack the plants from the topside of the leaf by scraping the leaf and releasing a digestive enzyme that breaks down the the cells so they can feed on the sap. This leaves a silvery trail that makes the leaf appear scabbed. You may also see black specks which are thrips excrement.
$2 - $40
Cucumeris is a true generalist, capable of providing preventative control against Thrips, Spider Mite, Broad and Straw Mites. Cucumeris also eats whitefly eggs and can survive on wind blown pollen.
Introduction rate depends on plant size.
Should be applied before pests are seen and regular doses as the plants grow every 2-4 weeks.
1L bottle - $40 treats 60-80, 90cm plants.
1/2L tube - $20 treats 60-80 small plants or cuttings.
Slow release packet - $2 each. Hang one per plant.
$20 - $40
Stratiolaelaps are considered a soil dwelling generalist predator. Formerly known as Hypoaspis miles. They are efficient predators of Thrips pupae and fungus gnat larvae.
Introduction rate is approx. 10ml of stratios in peat carrier per gallon of soil.
Each 1L tube will treat 200 gal of soil.
1L tube - $40
1/2L tube $20
$20 - $68
Insect parasitic nematodes work by using the soil dwelling pest body as a reproductive host, killing the pest in the process. Pests usually die within 24-48 hours after infection.
Nematodes are harmless to all other living things.
They are microscopic and are applied by watering into the soil or growing medium.
5 million nematodes treats 200 gallons of soil.
May be kept refrigerated for up to 1 month before use.
5 Million pack - $20
25 Million pack - $75 (5x5M)
50 Million pack - $120 (5x10M)