KiS Organics Integrated Pest Management Program (IPM)

Attention Californian Residents!  We are unfortunately not able to sell Persimilis in the state of California.  Please call us directly for alternative options

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Beneficial insects and predatory mites allow the control of pests to produce healthy, high quality agricultural products in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way. The use of beneficial insects is economically feasible and doesn't require the use of harsh chemicals, significantly reducing the use of pesticides.

The implementation of a successful Integrated Pest Management program (IPM) supports growers in obtaining higher quality and higher crop yields. 

Correct identification of your target pest is essential.  Proper identification along with environmental metrics will help you to determine which beneficial insect is best for your specific pest pressure.

KiS carries a wide range of natural enemies and predators for several types of plant pests.  We offer a wide range of predatory insects that target a wide range of aphids, whiteflies, fungus gnats, thrips, mealybugs, spider mites, and caterpillars.

KIS Organics carries Beneficial Insects by BIOBEE.  BioBee offers the most advance environmentally friendly options for biological pest control in a given crop for both conventional and organic agriculture.  These solutions, reduce the use of harsh chemicals and assist growers in growing quality fruits, vegetables and flower free of chemical residue.

Please note that there is a shipping schedule for all bio control agents in order to get them to you as fresh as possible.  More information on order deadlines and delivery windows for specific products can be found HERE

PRODUCTS

IPM Starter Bundle - this is a good all around bio-control option for multiple insect pests. The bundle includes (Sf) Nematodes, Rove Beetles and Californicus.  This is a great starter kit for growers with working with 1000 sq ft or less.  

Beneficial Nematodes (Steinernema feltiae) are tiny roundworms that parasitize various pests living in the soil, leaves and sometimes trees. They target Fungus Gnats, Codling Moth, Western Flower Thrips, Leafminers, Tuta Absoluta and some caterpillars.

Rove Beetles (Dalotia coriaria) is a generalist predator. Fast-moving and soil dwelling, it feeds on a wide range of small insects and mites but is primarily an egg predator. They target fungus gnats, and thrips.

Californicus (Neoseiulus californicus) is an effective predatory mite of a wide array of pest mites, in particular, various species of spider mites. Specifically targets: Two spotted spider mite, carmine spider mite, citrus red mite, begonia mite, broad, cyclamen mites, some gall mite species.

Persimilis (Phytoseiulus persimilis) is a predatory mite, proven outstanding, aggressive and highly effective against spider mites. Targets Pests: Two-spotted spider mite (Tetranychus urticae), Red/Carmine spider mite (Tetranychus cinnabarinus) and related web-spinning spider mites.

Swirskii (Amblyseius swirskii) is an efficient predatory mite used for the control of young stages of the western flower thrips as well as the eggs and young nymphs of white flies. Main targets are immature thrips (various species) and whitefly eggs and larvae.  Also targets broad and cyclamen mites as well as pollen.

Andersoni (Amblyseius andersoni) is a predatory mite that feeds on small arthropod prey and pollen.  Main target pests: Two-spotted spider mite (Tetranychis uriricae) and other mites including European red, broad and cyclamen and mites.  Additional targets are Western flower thrips.

Cucumeris (Neoseiulus cucumeris) is a predatory mite widely used in the bio-control of immature thrips (egg and larvae) as well as other species of mites. Main target pests are Larval stages of western flower thrips. Also targets other thrips larvae, broad mite, two-spotted spider mite, cyclamen mite and pollen.

Parasitic Wasp - Encarsia is a parasitic wasp of the Aphelinidae family. E. formosa can utilize at least 15 species of whitefly as hosts but the principal target is the greenhouse whitefly.

Parasitic Wasp - Colemani is a polyphagous parasitoid that attacks over 40 species of aphids.  Target pests include: melon/cotton aphid (Aphis gossypii), green peach aphid (Myzus persicae), tobacco aphid (Myzus nicotianae) and cannabis aphid (Phorodon cannabis).

Stratiolaelaps (Stratiolaelaps scimitus) is a soil-dwelling predatory mite whose nymphs and adults feed on fungus gnat larva, thrips pupae and other small invertebrates.  Main target pests are fungus gnat and western flower thrips pupae in the soil. Also targets Springtails (Collembola), potworms (Enchytraeidae) and other small soil-dwelling invertebrates.

Minute Pirate Bug (Orius insidiosus) also known as the insidiosus flower bug, is a predatory minute pirate bug feeds on plant pollen, sap and a large variety of insect prey. Targets thrips (both adult and nymphs). Also aphids, whiteflies, mites and moth eggs.

Lacewings (Chrysoperla refilabris) also known as the red-lipped green lacewing, is an insect of the Chrysopidae family. The larvae primarily target aphids. The larvae of the BioLacewing primarily target aphids (indiscriminate of species).  Secondary targets include whiteflies, mealybugs, thrips, spider mites and other soft bodied pests.

Catchmaster Sticky Cards are designed to trap the adult stages of flying insects such as winged aphids, thrips, whiteflies, leaf-miners, shoreflies and fungus gnats and many other pests. Sticky cards will help detect early pest infestations, keep track of insect population trends and assist in making informed and timely pest management decisions. We would recommend supplementing the information gained from sticky card counts with visual monitoring of your crops.

Catchmaster® Tree Banding Glue is a non-toxic, long-lasting adhesive compound that forms a barrier against climbing insects. Tree Banding Glue can be spread across banding material that is wrapped around vines and fruit or shade trees to prevent insects from migrating upwards. Can be used on non-porous surfaces where insects are likely to crawl.

SHIPPING

Biobee Product 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, please see below or you can download a printable version HERE.

We strive to deliver our bio control agents as fresh as possible.  The table below shows the latest we can receive orders and guarantee delivery according to the specific beneficial. 

Orders placed on or before the deadline will be processed and the delivery is guaranteed to arrive the following week.  We will do our best to deliver orders placed later than the cut off time but cannot guarantee shipping dates

Please note that we cannot ship live insects to PO Box addresses.  All orders places to PO Boxes instead of a physical address will be delayed until an address is provided.

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.

RESOURCES

Click HERE to download a chart of natural enemies and their target pests.

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 orders@kisorganics.com or call us at (425) 558-0990

DISCLAIMER

The success of biological pest control is affected by the crop’s initial pest population (upon application of the product), weather conditions and chemical residue present in the crop, among other possible aggravating factors.

Under no circumstance shall BioBee or KiS Organics be liable for the outcome of the implementation in the field, as it has no control over local conditions, the application method, or the possible improper treatment/storage of the product.

BioBee Sde Eliyahu Ltd. produces and markets biological products. Production is carried out using innovative techniques under controlled quality assurance standards such as ISO 9001:2015, as well as IOBC’s international standards for mass-production of insects. All products are tested to meet specification requirements before leaving the factory.