Soil-dwelling mite Stratiolaelaps scimitus (Hypoaspis miles) is a native species, which feeds on thrips (prepupa and pupa), fungus gnats, root scales, root aphids, mealybug crawlers, spidermites in greenhouses, hydroponic and mushroom crops. This product is perfect for an in-depth “cleaning” of the soil before starting the season.
This voracious mites has also been recommanded as a biological alternative for poultry red mite (Dermanyssus gallinae) and for the reptile mites (Ophionyssus spp) in tropical and semi-tropical habitat.
Adults are light brown and less than 1 mm long. They move quickly at the soil’s surface. After mating, female lays eggs in the growing medium. Juvenile are also predators and feed on the small pest they find in the soil.
Stratiolaelaps scimitus is compatible with the predatory rove beetle Atheta coriaria , Nematodes Steirnenema spp. and Heterorhabditis spp. and with bio-insecticides based on pathogenic fungus such as Bioceres WP.
|Preventive||100||per m2||Repeat the treatment
after 2-3 weeks.
|2 introductions in total|
|Curative light||250||per m2||as needed||as needed|
|Curative heavy||500||per m2||as needed||as needed|
Phytoseiulus persimilis odours reduce egg-laying by 22% (even after the predator is gone).