Cucumeris

​​Target Pest: Thrips

Cucumeris is an excellent and economical predator of many types of mites and thrips, especially white flower thrip (WFT). It can also feed on pollen when other food supply is not available, making it a great long-term preventative measure. It prefers immature stages of thrips and can kill about 30 thrip larvae in its lifetime. Read More.


Swirskii

Target Pest: Thrips 

Amblyseius swirskii are excellent at preventing and controlling thrips, whitefly and mite species. They have a big appetite and can consume up to 20 whitefly eggs or 15 larvae per day! When feeding on thrips it can consume up to 6 first instar thrips per day. Swirskii prefers eggs and nymphs but will feed on all stages of pests. Read More.


Californicus

Target Pest: Spider Mites 

​Californicus is an aggressive tiny predator that is known to be tolerant of a wide range of temperature and humidity conditions. It can even survive during low prey densities by feeding on other pests and pollen. It is used for prevention, control and management of infestations of various Spider Mite species. 

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Colemani

Target Pest: Aphid 

Aphidius colemani is a parasitic wasp that specifically targets aphids. These wasps seek out aphid colonies by sensing the signals of infested plants as well as detecting the aphid’s honeydew secretions. Parasitization occurs when females lay their eggs inside aphid. Each female can lay about 200-300 eggs in its lifetime but may attack more aphids in the process. Read More.


Podisus

Target Pest: Caterpillars, Loopers, and Cucumber Beetle

Soldier bug is an excellent general predator, it can prevent and control Caterpillars, Loopers, Cucumber beetles and over a 100 other species of pests. As an adult, it is very mobile and can spread very quickly through the field or greenhouse by walking or flying in search of food. Read More.


Dicyphus 

Target Pest: Whiteflies 

Dicyphus is a great predator for whiteflies especially the greenhouse and tobacco whiteflies. It consumes their eggs and larvae preventing the pest population from increasing. It also feeds on other pests such as spider mites, moth eggs, and larvae of thrips and leaf miner if its preferred prey isn’t available. Read More.


Green Lacewing 

Target Pest: Aphid 

​​Green Lacewings are the most cost effective addition to any IPM program. They are an all-purpose pest bug; especially aggressive towards aphids. Adults only feed on nectar, pollen, and aphid honeydew, while the larvae will feed on aphids and other soft bodied pests such as spider mites, whitefly, thrips, leafhoppers, and mealybugs. Read More.


Atheta

Target Pest: Thrips 

Atheta, also known as Rove Beetle, are soil-dwelling predators that are known to be aggressive feeders of fungus gnats, shore flies, moth flies, and pupae of thrips and springtails.  They are highly active in the soil and can fly from plant to plant, allowing them to quickly establish their population in various environments. Read More.



Hypoaspis

Target Pest: Thrips

Hypoaspis (Gaeolaelaps gillespiei ) is a soil-dwelling predator that is excellent at preventing, controlling, and managing many pests such as root aphids, spider mites, and thrips. They are especially aggressive towards fungus gnats and are able to control infestations quickly. Read More.


Orius

Target Pest: Thrips

Orius Insidiosus (Minute Pirate Bug) are a species of general predatory bug that feeds on many small, soft-bodied insects. They are especially aggressive towards thrips and can control all stages of it. Adults can consume as many as 12 pests a day and will continue to kill about 40 more in the process. Read More.


Persimilis

Target Pest: Spider Mites 

Persimilis is an excellent curative agent of the two spotted spider mites and other spider mite species. Even though it is only slightly larger then the spider mite it can consume about 20 nymph or 7 adult pests per day. Adult Persimilis feed on spider mite eggs, nymphs, and adults while young stages of Persimilis consume only on the eggs and nymphs. Read More.