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GrowersHouse Stratiolaelaps scimitus (Hypoaspis miles) - Control - Fungus Gnat, Shore Fly, Thrips pupae

GrowersHouse Stratiolaelaps scimitus (Hypoaspis miles) - Control - Fungus Gnat, Shore Fly, Thrips pupae

Brand: GrowersHouse BCA

Regular price $28.37 USD
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Stratiolaelaps scimitus


Stratiolaelaps scimitus (formerly called Hypoaspis miles) is a predatory mite that lives in the top half inch of soil.  Best known for their ability to prevent, control, and management of fungus gnats eggs and larvae (Sciaridae) and certain thrips (Western flower thrips pupae) and some shore fly eggs and larvae species that pupate in the soil/on the ground.

Application Rate Recommendations for Stratiolaelaps scimitus:

  • Preventative: 1 predator per square foot.
  • Moderate Infestation: 2 predators per square foot.
  • Heavy Infestation: 5 predators per square foot.

How-To Use Stratiolaelaps scimitus For Best Results:

  • Apply them as soon as possible after receiving them.
  • The soil should be moist but not wet before applying the predators.
  • After application, keep the soil moist and avoid using chemical pesticides as they can harm the predators

Features & Benefits:

  • Predatory mites that consume soil-dwelling prey, such as western flower thrips pupae, fungus gnat pupae and larvae, and/or shore fly larvae and pupae
  • Apply to the top of soil or growing media
  • Safe for humans and pets
  • Can be used in organic farming
  • Easy to apply

Available Sizes: Bucket and bottle

Registered for Use In: USA

Item Numbers:

BW-SS25 - 1 liter bottle 25K

BW-SSN - 1 liter bottle/no vermiculite 25K

BW-SSBK - 5 qt bucket 125K

BW-SSGN - 5 qt bucket/no vermiculite 125K


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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