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GrowersHouse Stethorus punctillum - Control - Two Spotted Spider Mite

GrowersHouse Stethorus punctillum - Control - Two Spotted Spider Mite

Brand: Growershouse BCA

Regular price $105.34 USD
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Stethorus Punctillum


Stethorus punctillum is a specialized spider mite predator in the lady beetle family. It feeds on Two-Spotted Spider Mites (Tetranychus urticae), European Red Mites (Panonychusulmi), Spruce Spider Mites (Oligonycus ununguis) and Southern Red Mites (Oligonychus ilicis). Spider mite destroyer cleans up spider mite hotspots.

Application Rate Recommendations for Stethorus Punctillum:

  • Preventative: 1 beetle per 20 square feet.
  • Moderate Infestation: 1 beetle per 5 square feet.
  • Heavy Infestation: 1 beetle per 2 square feet.

How-To Use Stethorus Punctillum For Best Results:

  • Store at 50-59 °F (10-15 °C)
  • Release Stethorus punctillum in the infested area.
  • Monitor the population of spider mites.
  • Repeat the release of Stethorus punctillum if necessary.
  • Hold in a cool place and release beetles in the early morning or late evening.
  • Open the container, and shake beetles onto foliage close to spider mite infestations. Place the container upright among plants to release the remaining adult beetles.

Features & Benefits:

  • Stethorus punctillum is a natural predator of spider mites.
  • It can be used in combination with other biological control agents.
  • It is effective in controlling spider mites in greenhouses, interior plantscapes, and nurseries.

Item Numbers:

BW-ABSP100 - 100 per bottle

Shipping & Returns

Because we ship live insects and want them to arrive to you as freshly as possible, we only ship Monday through Wednesday. This means your shipment will arrive Tuesday through Thursday, possibly Friday if there are any unforeseen delays such as bad weather. Since FedEx does not ship over the weekend, we do not want insects to sit in a fulfillment center where they have a greater chance of not arriving to your garden fresh-as-can-be.

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