- Caterpillar eggs
- Spider mites
- 12 hours of light
- Temperatures of 25-27°C and 60% relative humidity
Tips & Tricks
- If extra pollen is added to establish orius, be aware that the western flower thrips also eat pollen. Thrips should always be monitored to ensure they are not benefiting from this practice.
- Orius is attracted to yellow sticky traps, if they are being used in your crops, we suggest placing 1 for every 100 plants or more.
- Orius is a diapausing insect and will become inactive during shorter/cooler days. We don’t recommend using it in the winter unless additional lighting is provided.
Order processing can take up to 48 hours.
This was my first time purchasing from this shop, and my experience was really good! They were able to accommodate my needs regarding shipment, and it came very fast---overnight Monday to Tuesday from Ontario to Vancouver. I dispersed the Orius Insidiosus last evening, and they went to work quickly. Honestly, I was surprised! I had a leaf covered in thrips and a few of them just went at em. It is still early to tell if they kill them all but I am feeling good about it!
Orius were great, the rest of my order was awful. Would forsure order the Orius again. Customer service is not great sent email about bugs not moving, said I should have emailed within 24 hours instead of the 48hrs it took me to email.
Thank you for the 5-star review. We're glad to hear that you were happy with the Orius. Our 24 hour live guarantee is always honoured. Unfortunately past that time, the quality of the predators degrades quickly since they are highly perishable products. Thank you for honouring this policy. We hope to serve you again.
Thanks for the review!
Fast delivery next day can’t be beat
These bugs do what they're supposed to. They don't always survive the journey in minus 20 degree weather, but the customer service is fantastic and they always make it right. Highly recommend and will order again in the future! Wish they were offered in smaller quantities.