Soft Scale parasites

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Price: £35.00

Soft scales excrete honeydew onto plants causing a sticky mess. They are a particular problem on plants grown inside. Soft scales have their body attached to their protective cover and include Brown scale, Hemispherical scale and Black scale.

Soft scale parasites contains 25 tiny parasitic wasps called Metaphycus flavus. These tiny insects lay their eggs in the scale. This kills the scale and produces another Metaphycus to carry on killing more soft scale insects. They make a small circular hole in the scale and emerge from the scale.

Introduce Soft Scale parasites when temperatures are above 18.c and indoors only from April-October.

Do not apply insecticides once the parasites have been introduced, repeat introductions maybe required with heavy infestations.

  • Natural pest control of scale insects without chemicals




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Red Mite Season

The warmer temperatures are perfect for Red Mite ( Chicken Mite) to increase in numbers.

ANDROLIS is the name of the product for controlling red mite and northern fowl mite on all birds.

It contains predatory mites that feed on red mite. They kill all stages of the parasites from egg to adult.

Red bird mite [ Dermanyssus gallinae ] causes significant stress to infected birds and anemia, which  sometimes leads to death. Birds show signs of nervousness and even cannibalism.

Chickens/ hens  and other birds infected with Red Mite also see a drop in egg laying.

ANDROLIS is easy to use and is 100% safe to the birds, the environment and humans.

Androlis is available in 4 sizes     M, L, XLXXL