- Thrips (Preferred)
- Caterpillar Eggs
- Spider Mites
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.
Due to the COVID-19 impact, we are only shipping from Monday-Wednesday via Priority Overnight. Order processing can take up to 48 hours.
My shipment was delayed by a day but orius arrived active and ready to hunt. The customer service is great. Its been 3 weeks since application and I don't see any thrips on my plants anymore!
I opened the bugs alive but I did not notice them alive in my home and I’m still having problems with thrip, mealy, and spider mites. I’m not sure these were very beneficial given the price
<p>I’m sorry to hear Orius wasn’t able to control your infestation. As with any live insects they will perish if you don’t have the right environment for them to thrive (light hours, temp, humidity, etc) and the level of control provided depends on your infestation level. Unlike chemical pesticides beneficial insects take time to work and usually require more then one application if your infestation is very high. Next time shoot us an email with your growing conditions and infestation level and we will try our best to give you a pest control plan that works :)</p>
Great service and product. Orius are on the hunt!
Even with Purolator leaving them on my doorstep for an unknown amount of time in the freezing cold, the bugs were alive and thriving! Very satisfied.