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GrowLiv Biologicals

Orius Insidiosus

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Target Pests

  • Thrips (Preferred)
  • Aphids
  • Leafhopper
  • Caterpillar Eggs
  • Mealybug
  • Whiteflies
  • Spider Mites


Ideal Environment

  • Temperatures of 20-25°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.


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Customer Reviews

Based on 46 reviews
Jessica L

I purchased orius, swirski, and growliv. They shipped out and arrived super quickly. Unfortunately I was at work so they sat in my house a few hours prior to use but they were incredibly active. 7 days later and I'm still seeing some Orius at work. So far so good...

Mark Samson
Excellent service and products

I was so nervous releasing insects on my plants but the GrowLiv staff has been so so helpful with all my questions. The beetles arrived within 24 hours of placing the order which is just unbelievable. It worked like a charm, within a week all thrips were cleared from my plants. I will be adding some mite sachets next week for prevention. So happy to have found you guys, thanks for everything you do!!!

James Rivamonte
Orius Insidiosus

I bought these beneficial insects to get of the thrips infesting my hibiscus plant. It did NOT work. I placed these insects side by side with the thrips on the each leaves and on top of the soil but did not eat or kill the thrips, instead passed by and jumped over the thrips. It ate the white flies instead. After few weeks of introducing these beneficial insects, the number of thrips on my hibiscus plant doubled. NOT working and need my money back.

Im sorry to hear that Orius didn’t work for you. These natural enemies are heavily researched and proven to work against thrips. However, the environment you use/store them in has a significant impact on how well they will work for you.

As a biocontrol producer we guarantee live delivery but cannot guarantee efficacy or survival of the predators since we have no control over how they are stored and/or released on to the crop. Next time, please reach out to us and we can help you decide on a natural enemy that works best in your environment.

4-5 days survival rate w 50 hum, and 26 C

honestly wasnt the best; GrowLiv didn’t return my email when i asked them questions about their product;

but thanks!

I have checked our records and was unable to find any messages from you. Sometimes spam filtering can send emails directly to our junk folder. Please try emailing us again at or leave a voicemail 519-992-3547 and one of our team members will be happy to get back to you within 48 hours. Thank you for your patience.

Thrip destroyers

shipping was super fast and they were really well packed and i was having a really bad time with thrips on my ficus aubrey and i had tried other predatory mites as well but nothings is compared to the rapidity and hunger of these orius. i have around 150plants and it works in all type of mediums like leca and pon as well as soil 12/10 recommand !

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