PLEASE NOTE: TO ENSURE A FRESH EFFECTIVE PRODUCT WE SHIP PREDATOR ORDERS EACH WEDNESDAY AS SOON AS WE RECIEVE OUR DELIVERY.
Dealing with a Thrip infestation can be very frustrating as they are present on the plant, in the medium and even the nutrient source. Traditional spraying can prove inneffective at curing the problem. Stop fighting nature and instead have nature fight for you by using biological pest control products from Koppert. Koppert Thripex predators will target and eliminate Thrip infestations like nothing else can.
Target: Various thrips species. Hatching eggs and the first larval stage. Predatory mites also eat spider mites.
Thripex Predators Introduction:
Turn and shake the bottle gently before use. Sprinkle material on leaves
Relative humidity should be above 75% and the temperature above 20°C/68°F for some hours of the day. THRIPEX contains a strain of Neoseiulus cucumeris which is not susceptible to diapause. Therefore the predators can be used all year.
Thripex Predators Storage and handling
Biological beneficials have a very short life expectancy and therefore need to be introduced into the crop as soon as possible after receipt. Storing them for a period can have a negative impact on their quality and is only possible under the conditions described 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: 10-15°C/50-60°F
In the dark (bottle horizontally)
Thripex Predators Appearance
Mobile stages: beige-pink, droplet shaped, 'pushed down' position on short legs, often at hidden places like along veins and in the flowers.
Eggs: transparant white, attached to leaf hairs along veins on the underside of leaves.
Mode of action Adult predatory mites search for their prey or wait for it to pass by, then suck it dry.