Swirski-Mite Predatory mite Amblyseius swirskii

Use Swirski-Mite for:
  • Young larvae of various thrips species
  • Eggs and larvae of whitefly

1 L bottle, contains 50,000 predatory mites

Each bottle with dosage cap contains predatory mites (nymphs and adults) mixed with bran

General information

Play video

When to use Swirski-Mite?

Use Swirski-Mite for biological pest control of young larvae of various thrips species. Swirski-Mite also works against both eggs and larvae of whiteflies (Trialeurodes vaporariorum and Bemisia tabaci). Further, use Swirski-Mite preventatively and at the first signs of pest's presence.

How does Swirski-Mite work?

Adult predatory mites search for their prey or wait for it to pass by and subsequently feed on their prey.

How to use Swirski-Mite

Application Swirski-Mite

  • Turn and shake the bottle gently before use
  • Press in the centre of the cap to open the dosage hole
  • Sprinkle material on leaves
  • Choose at least 4,000 introduction points per hectare, evenly distributed over the total surface
  • Use (Mini)-Air(o)bug if necessary for the mechanical distribution of Swirski-Mite

Precautions: In case of mechanical application inhalation of the product may cause sensitization. A dust mask is recommended as protection for operators and people working near place of application.

Best working conditions Swirski-Mite

The predatory mite is not susceptible to diapause. Therefore, it can also be introduced during the winter time. It is tolerant to high temperatures; a swirskii population starts to develop when the temperature during the day regularly exceeds 20-22°C/68-72°F.


Biological beneficials have a very short life expectancy and therefore need to be introduced into 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, 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.

  • Storage after receipt: 1-2 days
  • Storage temperature: 12-14°C/50-60°F
  • In the dark
  • Provide ventilation to prevent CO2 accumulation

Get in touch with the expert

Koppert Biological Systems

Thanks for your request!

Something went wrong, please try again

Want to know more about our company and products? Get in touch with one of our experts.
Please allow 24-48 hours for our experts to respond to your inquiry.
We produce our products and solutions for professional growers in horticulture.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Get the latest news and information about your crops directly in your mailbox

Scroll to top