Stratiolaelaps scimitus – Fungus Gnat Predators actively search for fungus gnat larvae and other harmful soil insects to attack after release. The predators come packaged as 25,000 mites of all stages in vermiculite and peat. The adult predators pierce the larvae and feed on their contents. The adults are small, up to 1 mm long. The larvae and first nymphal stage are white. The mites can be observed in and on the soil and at the base of plant stems. They are seldom seen on the plants and a slow but steady reduction of the infestation will take place.
Available in 25,000/ bottle sizes. Instructions for care and release are provided with each order.
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DIRECTION FOR USE:
Fungus gnat predators are supplied in a 1 liter bottle containing 25,000 mites. Each bottle will treat 2500 to 5000 square feet, depending on the infestation level. Turn and shake the bottle gently before use. Spread the material evenly on soil or rockwool blocks. Do not apply near the plant stem. If necessary, fungus gnat predators can be stored for 1 to 2 days in a cool, dark place (50 to 60˚F). DO NOT FREEZE.
Planet Natural guarantees live, timely delivery of our beneficial insects. However, to ensure live delivery, it is important that you receive your order when it arrives. Once your order has shipped, a UPS tracking number will be sent to you via email announcing when your package will be delivered. We will NOT be responsible for “live shipments” left unattended at your doorstep. Please make contingent arrangements to have them picked up by a neighbor or delivered to a work address if you will not be home during the day.