Scale Insect predators

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Price: £18.00

Biological control of Hard scale insect or Armoured scales with the predatory Ladybird; Chilocorus nigritus.

Scale  insect predators; Chilocorus nigritus  can be released for natural pest control of Scale insects when temperatures average 22.c and from March to September. The adult Chilocorus chews a hole in the scale insect and kills it for eating.

Scale insect predators should be used indoors only and if possible released in the evening. The predators will feed on armoured scales, Fern Scale, Californian red scale and others. For small to medium sized plants release 3-5 predators per plant and up to 10 for large plants when Scale infestations are heavy. Repeat applications maybe required every 14 days until the Scale insect numbers decline. Chilocorus prefers release in higher humidity.

Do not spray pesticides before or during the time Scale Insect predators are being used on plants.

Scale insect predators supplied as pack of 25 adults. Release with windows shut for at least 8 hours.



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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.

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

Androlis is available in 3 sizes M, L XL