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Orius Insidiosus

OriLiv

OriLiv

Regular price $70.40 CAD
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OriLiv will be back in stock on Monday January 16th

 What is OriLiv?

OriLiv contains adult Orius insidiosus mixed with buckwheat hulls. It is best known for its ability to suppress thrips, being one of the only predators commercially available that can feed on all mobile stages of thrips. It is a generalist predator which means it can attack a range of soft-bodied insects and mites, including aphids, mealybugs, spider mites, and soft-scales. When prey isn't available it can survive on pollen.

 

  Orders are only shipped Monday through Wednesday. Any orders placed past 10am on Wednesday through Sunday will be shipped the following Monday.

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 81 reviews
    79%
    (64)
    6%
    (5)
    6%
    (5)
    5%
    (4)
    4%
    (3)
    P
    Phyllis
    Excellent Service and Delivery

    We had a thrips problem on our houseplants, so we asked the GrowLiv team for advice, which they promptly provided. The beneficial insects we ordered arrived alive and in good condition, and the shipping system allowed us to watch their progress as they traveled halfway across the country in very cold conditions. We wouldn't hesitate to order again and are happy a company like this exists in Canada!

    J
    Jakob Colthorpe
    Very Helpful

    Ordered some critters and Purolator really dropped the ball. Delay after delay they ended up being 7 days late instead of the promised 1 day shipping. GrowLiv kept their side of the deal and everything went smoothly till Purolator got ahold of them! The bugs arrived dead and after a simple email explaining what had happened the GrowLiv team sent out my order again free of charge! They arrived the next day and i was able to sprinkle them all over my plants to help with my Thrip infestation. Will definitely order from them again!

    M
    MELODY SUMMERS

    PRODUCT DELIVERED IN ONE BUSINESS DAY - ALIVE…..
    THANKS

    Thanks for the 5 star review!

    A
    Anonymous
    5/10

    I paid $70 for 500 Oriliv bugs, and $15 shipping. From Ontario to Manitoba was 2 days.

    The insects were lively and immediately began crawling out of the container. I sprinkled them onto the foliage of all my plants over the span of 30 minutes.

    A small chute to direct the bugs out with would have been helpful - it’s difficult to tap them out of the opening because they crawl out over the container and your hand. Which doesn’t bother me, but for the price you pay - a spout or chute to pour the contents out would be great.

    I handled the bottle for 30 minutes, until the flow of insects slowed down to almost none. I can guarantee there weren’t 500 insects… maybe 100 exited the container. I imagine the bugs are scooped from a habitat, not like they can be counted or the number guaranteed. $70 for 100 tiny insects is questionable.

    I was happy to see the live insects and enjoyed pouring them on to my plants. But $70 is overpriced for what you actually get, considering pest eradication isn’t even guaranteed.

    I am sorry that you were not completely happy with your purchase. Orius is packed based of volume which is the most accurate way to count these predators. They are not scooped from a habitat, we breed them at our insectary. Orius can be poured at the base of a few plants instead of tapping on each plant, they are active flier and will find thrip colonies on their own.

    J
    Julie McDonell

    OriLiv

    Thanks for the five star review!

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 81 reviews
    79%
    (64)
    6%
    (5)
    6%
    (5)
    5%
    (4)
    4%
    (3)
    P
    Phyllis
    Excellent Service and Delivery

    We had a thrips problem on our houseplants, so we asked the GrowLiv team for advice, which they promptly provided. The beneficial insects we ordered arrived alive and in good condition, and the shipping system allowed us to watch their progress as they traveled halfway across the country in very cold conditions. We wouldn't hesitate to order again and are happy a company like this exists in Canada!

    J
    Jakob Colthorpe
    Very Helpful

    Ordered some critters and Purolator really dropped the ball. Delay after delay they ended up being 7 days late instead of the promised 1 day shipping. GrowLiv kept their side of the deal and everything went smoothly till Purolator got ahold of them! The bugs arrived dead and after a simple email explaining what had happened the GrowLiv team sent out my order again free of charge! They arrived the next day and i was able to sprinkle them all over my plants to help with my Thrip infestation. Will definitely order from them again!

    M
    MELODY SUMMERS

    PRODUCT DELIVERED IN ONE BUSINESS DAY - ALIVE…..
    THANKS

    Thanks for the 5 star review!

    A
    Anonymous
    5/10

    I paid $70 for 500 Oriliv bugs, and $15 shipping. From Ontario to Manitoba was 2 days.

    The insects were lively and immediately began crawling out of the container. I sprinkled them onto the foliage of all my plants over the span of 30 minutes.

    A small chute to direct the bugs out with would have been helpful - it’s difficult to tap them out of the opening because they crawl out over the container and your hand. Which doesn’t bother me, but for the price you pay - a spout or chute to pour the contents out would be great.

    I handled the bottle for 30 minutes, until the flow of insects slowed down to almost none. I can guarantee there weren’t 500 insects… maybe 100 exited the container. I imagine the bugs are scooped from a habitat, not like they can be counted or the number guaranteed. $70 for 100 tiny insects is questionable.

    I was happy to see the live insects and enjoyed pouring them on to my plants. But $70 is overpriced for what you actually get, considering pest eradication isn’t even guaranteed.

    I am sorry that you were not completely happy with your purchase. Orius is packed based of volume which is the most accurate way to count these predators. They are not scooped from a habitat, we breed them at our insectary. Orius can be poured at the base of a few plants instead of tapping on each plant, they are active flier and will find thrip colonies on their own.

    J
    Julie McDonell

    OriLiv

    Thanks for the five star review!