Use Swirski-Mite Plus for biological pest control of young larvae of various thrips species. Swirski-Mite Plus also works against both eggs and larvae of whiteflies (Trialeurodes vaporariorum and Bemisia tabaci). Further, use Swirski-Mite Plus preventatively and at the first signs of pest's presence.
How does Swirski-Mite plus work?
Adult predatory mites search for their prey or wait for it to pass by and subsequently feed on their prey.
Hang sachets in sheltered locations on the crop (no direct sunlight)
For best results place sachets so that the bottom is touching the moist substrate. This will increase the longevity of the product.
Sachets can be placed directly into the crop (sachets already have an exit hole)
Handle sachets by the cardboard strip at the top; predatory mites are easily damaged
Best working conditions Swirski-Mite plus
The predatory mite is not susceptible to diapause and therefore can also be introduced during the winter time. It is tolerant to high temperatures; a swirskii population starts to develop when the temperatures during the day regularly exceed 20-22°C/68-72°F.
Biological beneficials have a very short life expectancy and therefore need to be introduced to the crop as soon as possible after receipt. Failure to do so can have a negative impact on their quality. In case you do need to store Swirski-Mite Plus, please follow the instructions below. Koppert B.V. is not liable for any loss of quality if the product is stored for longer than recommended and/or under incorrect conditions.