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We have finished March plants for 2017, next dispatch will be April plants which we start on 3rd April (April dispatch runs between 3rd to 19th). This will include: aubergine, cucumbers, melon, peppers, tomatoes, onions, leeks, rhubarb, strawberries, and sweet peas. To order April plants, click here.

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Red Spider Mite Control Phytoseiulus

Too cold or early for biocontrol

As the growing season has finished and the soil temperature drops, it means it is too cold or too early to apply biocontrol. You can still order now but these won't be sent out until 2017..

What will happen to my order, we will put all biocontrol orders together and once the conditions become suitable to apply the control we will send the items out to you, so plan now for 2017.

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Red Spider Mite Control Phytoseiulus

We have two options for Red Spider Mite Control: !!<

  • Single introduction of Phytoseiulius approx. 2,000
  • 3 introductions of Phytoseiulius at 7 day intervals (each introduction will be approx. 2,000)


Red spider mites suck plant sap for food. Plant cells turn yellow, which can be seen on the upper surface of the leaf as small yellow spots. This reduces the photosynthetic area of the leaf. In bad infestations they may form webs.

Throughout large areas of the world Phytoseiulus persimilis is used as a very efficient predatory mite against spider mites. A Phytoseiulus mite is highly voracious and consumes daily about 20 spider mite eggs or larvae, or 5 adults. Under normal circumstances a Phytoseiulus population grows faster than a spider mite population and a single female predatory mite can lay high numbers of eggs during her life time. P. persimilis is able to clean up a spider mite hot spot within days. Phytoseiulus mites can be applied on several greenhouse edibles such as tomato, sweet pepper, cucumber, melon, eggplant, strawberry, bean and ornamentals.

Phytoseiulus must be introduced as soon as spider mites appear, but not before. Monitoring is vital and then introduce the predators to the hotspots as soon as they appear.

Please note that these are live creatures and on arrival the package should be opened immediately.

Order the number of weeks you want below, for a single introduction please just order week 01. For larger areas, order multiple packs each week.

  • 1 pack ~ 21.50 each
  • 2 packs ~ 20.42 each
  • 3 or more ~ 19.33 each

Order by Thursday midday for the following week (usually dispatched on Wednesday to arrive Thursday).

Red Spider Mite Control Phytoseiulus - Week 1

Total Price: 21.50 (Including VAT at 20%)


Red Spider Mite Control Phytoseiulus - Week 2

Total Price: 21.50 (Including VAT at 20%)


Red Spider Mite Control Phytoseiulus - Week 3

Total Price: 21.50 (Including VAT at 20%)