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Thought things were going to well. Spider Mite!

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1 hour ago, buddy13 said:

never heard this before? sounds interesting:cheers:

Think that's right, but it's been 10+ years since I looked into it, don't think I've made it up! lol

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23 hours ago, Muppet said:

Unless you have a problem, don't spray. Never spray half heartedly, if there is something living in there and you don't kill 'em, you stand a good chance of the next generation having a higher immunity to that particular remedy. 


     Well I have released the I have 1000 Phytoseiulus persimilis. Lets see if they can finish any of the little feckers or their eggs or lava are still left behind. To be    continued...…   :)



One of the most troublesome pests of greenhouse plants but also occurring outdoors, Red spider mite is a sap feeding pest, causing speckling, discolouration and in severe cases early leaf loss and even plant death. Mites will overwinter in conservatories, greenhouses or bamboo canes. They can be controlled with Phytoseiulus persimilis, a fast-moving predatory mite, bright red in colour. Use at the first signs of damage (May to August) and repeat applications every 2-3 weeks in hot weather. For the control to be effective, the temperature needs to be regularly over 20ºC so if required for outdoor use, please advise at time of ordering when you would like to take delivery as the control needs to be used immediately on receipt. Pack contains 1000 Phytoseiulus - will treat 100m².  Well these little helpers have done a great job since I introduced them. Best £15.50 I have spent. Here is a image of them. They hunt them down by scent, stick a spike in them and sucks the insides out or them, Mites, Eggs & Larva. Job well done  :)





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