Please note we cannot ship live insects to PO Box addresses. All orders placed to a PO Box instead of a physical address will be delayed until an address is provided.
Stratiolaelaps (Stratiolaelaps scimitus) Previously known as Hypoaspis miles
Stratiolaelaps scimitus is a soil-dwelling predatory mite whose nymphs and adults feed on fungus gnat larva, thrips pupae and other small invertebrates. These predatory mite stay at the base of plant stems and on the soil, rarely transferring onto the plant itself. ‘Strateos’ are most effective when applied before pest populations get well established and may be applied to propagation media. Can be used used in greenhouses, interioscapes, nurseries and outdoor crops.
Main target pests are fungus gnat and western flower thrips pupae in the soil. Additionally Springtails (Collembola), potworms (Enchytraeidae) and other small soil-dwelling invertebrates.
BioStratiolaelaps is available in 1 liter bottles of 10,000/25,000/50,000 mites
BioStratiolaelaps is available in 5 liter bags of 125,000/250,000 mites
Remove the product containers from the box, one at a time and empty their content as quickly as possible.
Release the predatory mites evenly on the soil surface or on rock wool blocks, preferably in a shady area.
Do not expose the bottles to direct sunlight.
Suggested application: 5 - 10 mites per sq ft or 5,000-10,000 per 1,000sq ft. For infestation apply at 30+ mites per sq ft or 30,000 per 1,000 sq ft.
Please note that the frequency and amount BioStratiolaelaps to be released is determined by the type of crop, environmental conditions, level of infestation and damage incurred by the pest.
Orders can take 1 - 2 weeks to arrive to you. Beneficial Insects are reared to order. You can refer to our order and shipping deadlines to get a better idea of when your order will be ready HERE.
Please feel free to call or email us before placing your order if you have any questions.
All beneficial insects are shipped via an overnight carrier once the order is ready to leave the insectary.
BioStratiolaelaps is shipped in insulated, chilled boxes. Keep packaging intact.
REFUNDS AND RETURNS
Please note that once you have made your purchase, we are unable to accept returns or process refunds for beneficial insects. The specific quantity and insect state you order are specially reared at the insectary so as to handle your particular pest pressure and arrive viable and ready to get to work!
Store horizontally. Do not store in direct sunlight.
If you would like to speak to an expert to produce a tailor-made IPM program to meet your individual needs, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (425) 558-0990.
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