2,000 Live Adult Predatory Mites - A Mix of Predatory Mite Species for Spider Mite Control - Ships Next Business Day!l
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- Package includes different species of predator mites
- Harmless to vegetation
- Easy to release
- Tailored for use in any growing climate
- %100 organic pest control
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A cold pack was included and the package was sufficiently insulated to keep the mites at an appropriate temperature. As a point of reference, it got up to 95 degrees Fahrenheit today and when I got home from work around 4:30pm the inside of the package seemed to be at about 65-70 degrees, which is not bad for sitting outside on my porch until I got home.
I promptly inspected and the mites all seemed alive and energetic.
It is hard to tell if there were actually 2000; there seemed to be a lot of them and there is pretty much no way to count all the mites. Either way it is not a bad price so I am pretty happy.
Did they work?
This is the real question I just put them out, so I will update this after a week or two and let you know!
Update: It does seem that they are working. My plants are showing some recovery and when inspect the underside of leaves there are substantially fewer spider mites than before. I am planning on ordering more as my spider mite infestation was pretty intense.
Good buy. Definitely worth a try, since everything else I have tried has failed.
I wish I had done the research I've done SINCE ordering this product before I had ordered it. I'm writing this review in an effort to save others the hassle of doing so. Specifically, the article "Population dynamics of interacting predatory mites, Phytoseiulus persimilis and Neoseiulus californicus, held on detached bean leaves." (NIH research paper - Google it) swayed me in favor of not introducing these predators into my garden at all. Never mind the fact that the order arrived late and with an estimated half of the population dead from lack of cold during transit (problem #1), but Californicus is a GENERALIST predator and will not just eat the spider mites - it eats the other predators! Thus, while it sounds good to "triple whammy" your garden with this blend of predators, the fact of the matter is, you're prolonging your infestation by introducing a predator who eats 2/3 of your solution! Yes, Calif. will eat spider mites along the way, but why would you put something in your garden that's going to reduce the effectiveness of your solution to the problem, then linger around and eat subsequent booster shots of any non-Californicus species you choose to apply later? You're really shooting yourself in the foot here.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought the largest supply of predatory mites for my small garden, and even after releasing as instructed, the spider mites are winning! Read morePublished 2 days ago by Stephanie Wade
Bye the bean leaf ones because they will reproduce. These ones do not reproduce... They seemed to be working, but a month later mites were back worse than before because I didn't... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jason H.
Bought these little guys twice over a month to try to naturally take care of the spider mites on my tomatoes. They arrived happy and vigorous, so my expectations were high. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sean P Fitzwater
Great gift ! My sister-in-law loved this quality ! So I order for her another one !!Published 2 months ago by Madeline
These mites work wonderfully if the infestation is caught before flourishing.. A previous reviewer mentioned incorrect information in regards to N. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mike