Red spider mite control

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Red spider mites feed on soft fleshy-leaved plants causing speckling and discolouration, ultimately causing leaf drop. Red spider mites are quite slow moving, normally very light in colour with two distinct dark spots on either side of their body. They only go red when they are over-wintering. They feed on virtually all plants under protection, and outdoors soft fruit, soft leaved vegetables (e.g. runner beans) and some ornamentals can be badly damaged. One specific biological control product is available, but ladybird and lacewing larvae will also feed on them. Mites will overwinter in conservatories, greenhouses, bamboo canes etc. If damage occurred last year expect a re-occurence and introduce the predator early.

Control with Phytoseiulus. – A fast-moving predatory mite, bright red in colour, breeds very rapidly and spreads readily across foliage, can be used both inside and outside. Works best when temperatures reach 20oC for a few hours each day. Repeat applications every 2-3 weeks in hot weather.

Use inside or outside. Available from – April to September.

BC15 2000 pack (treats up to 100 sqm) £16.99

Please Note:
Biological Controls are only available to be sent to Mainland UK as they are live animals. Any further afield will compromise the performance and the quality of the product.

Ordering Notice:
We have to place our order for Biological Controls & Bumblebees at 9.30 on Friday mornings.  When our order is placed on the Friday morning your item will come into us the following week and we send it out immediately so it should be with you by Wednesday or Thursday.  If you have any questions please telephone 01302 327311 or email