Stratiolaelaps Scimitus (Hypoaspis Miles)

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Stratiolaelaps Scimitus (Hypoaspis Miles)

For Developing Soil Stage Control of Thrips, Fungus Gnats and Springtails.

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This tiny brown mite naturally inhabits the top layer of soil where larvae and pupae dwell. Female predatory mites lay their eggs in soil and the nymphs and adults feed on pests. If infestation is severe, use along with Beneficial Nematodes and Sticky Traps.

Release rates:

Type of Application Release Rate
General Releases 5,000-10,000 S. scimitus per 1,000 ft2 depending on level of infestation.
Large Area Releases 25,000-50,000 S. scimitus per acre depending on level of infestation.
Weekly applications are recommended until infestations subside. Please call for more information.

 

Note: The deadline for Stratiolaelaps scimitus Womersley or Hypoaspis orders is at 2 pm on Fridays of each week, for shipment the following week. We try to maintain a rolling inventory of this product so faster shipping is possible if the product is available.

This Product Controls These Pests or Diseases: Bean Thrips (Caliothrips fasciatus), Fungus Gnats (Bradysia impatiens), Springtails, Thrips (Franklinothrips spp)

Shelf Life: Use within 18 hours of receipt. Do not water soil or growing medium 10 minutes before and a few hours after release. To release, rotate the canister (to distribute mites inside), then open the lid and remove the filter paper. Place the lid back on, and tap the mites out of the canister evenly onto the soil. Also distribute on floors, greenhouse weeds, under benches, and places where fungus gnat larvae will develop. Leave the canister and filter paper in the treatment area to ensure release of all mites. Release in the evening or late afternoon within 2 weeks of being received. Store canister on its side at 60-70° F.

General Applications: Incorporate mites into growing media at potting or sprinkle onto growing media surface. Rotate tube several times before opening to mix contents. To open lid, push the cut-out on the lid where marked. Rotate lid cover to fully open position for application. Shake tube slowly to dispense mixture onto the surface of growing media; mites will quickly distribute uniformly through crop.

Environment: Outdoors, Crops, Orchards & Vineyards, Nursery, Greenhouse, Grow Room, Interiorscapes, Container Plants

Storage: If not releasing immediately, keep in a cool dark place out of direct sunlight. Do not refrigerate. Top layer of soil, in a shaded area. 77°F

Shipping Restrictions:

Insects are shipped via UPS Overnight and may take 3 days to process.

In order to make sure we supply everyone with the freshest products available, we do not keep a rolling inventory (except sometimes Stratiolaelaps- which is subject to change). All bugs ship Monday through Thursday. No Friday shipments. Anything placed Friday will be shipped the following week. All bugs are overnighted.

Most Washington and Oregon orders may be shipped Ground, allowing for next day arrival. Any shipping outside of the Pacific Northwest will need to ship UPS 2nd Day or Next Day, depending on weather, location, and beneficial insect. Remember that we are working with a perishable product, and shipping methods reflect the need for your bugs to arrive to you alive and well.


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Miles of Mites

product arrived within a day. packaged well. provided enough for three, 15 gallon pots and 15 one gallon pots. After a week, fungas gnats diminished greatly, nearly eradicated

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Hypoaspis-miles

I got these mites to kill my hermit crab mites and so far so good, they are doing the job efficently and fast. my crabs thank you and your company. CHAZZORN@AOL.COM

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Badass Bugs for Fungus Gnats

I should have ordered the second larger amount 25,000 or two orders of the 12,500 for my terrible home infestation. But I have tried everything (essential oils, neem cake, crustacean meal, even drying out soil (this was impossible for my clones in solo cups and didn't know what to do so I bought the bugs), except for a heavy top soil layer of diatomaceous earth so far and sticky traps (I refuse to use the traps) to rid my soil of the fungus gnat larvae.

So far I am very impressed with these predator mites. Literally that same day of applying the mites, I had no gnats hitting my computer screen at night, and its in the same room as my grow tent, so I KNEW these things worked for sure. In 2-3 days, you could tell the damage was severe to these root eating bastards. But if you have a true infestation, when you pick at your soil and can visibly see white / transparent fungus gnat larvae with black heads in there, you'll need to order at least 25,000 mites.

I still have a bit of larvae and gnats though after 6 days of applying the 12,500 to all of my house plants. So I bought some Diatomaceous Earth to see how that goes.

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Unfortunately

I was really hoping these would help out with my fungus nat problem but its been over 10 days and havent noticed any difference

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Rebalancing my soil with Hyposapis Miles!

Had a bad top dressing result in an outbreak of negative and bad bacteria which led to an excess of Springtails and a bunch of fungus gnats. I noticed the Springtails overpopulating the soil balance and they were all over the floors and trays. I put these in the plants that were affected and left a small amount in n the canister and laid it on the floor. 2 days later I'm seeing no flyers, and Springtails arent roaming anymore. Thanks for the quick shipping and excellent service!

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