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Stratiolaelaps scimitus

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12,500 individuals (all stages of development)Tube Qty US$ 24.75
25 000 individuals (all stages of development)Tube Qty US$ 43.75
125,000 individuals (all stages of development)Container Qty US$ 168.75
250,000 individuals (all stages of development)Container Qty US$ 319.75
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Product description


Stratiolaelaps scimitus is a powerful biocontrol agent in horticulture, bird farms and even reptile/amphibian enclosures. This predatory mite species works diligently to reduce populations of thrips, root mealybugs and aphids while also preying on small pests found in the soil. When used as part of an Integrated Pest Management program it can provide up to 30% reduction among local thrips population during peak season! For optimal pest management outcomes, pair with Neoseiulus cucumeris, Amblyseius swirskii.

Targeted crops

  • Cannabis
  • Herb and spices
  • Ornamental
  • Plant nursery
  • Hen houses
  • Reptiles
  • Vegetables


Targeted pests

  • Thrips

Application Instructions

Able to thrive in a variety of crop production settings, this natural predator proves its versatility. While not specialized for Ephydridae or Psychodidae flies, it can still manage other pests like springtails and scale insects on the ground — provided conditions are right; too much frost or flooding will lead to its demise.

Storage Instructions

Moisten the soil well before introduction. Do not flood. Shake the bottle slightly to mix the Stratiolaelaps well with their media. Open the bottle and sprinkle the contents on the ground or on the substrate. Distribute evenly in the area to be treated or in places prone to the propagation of fungus gnats. Do not freeze. Do not refrigerate.