Fungus Gnat Predators (Hypoaspis miles) actively search for fungus gnat larvae and other harmful soil insects to attack after release. The predators come as 10,000 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.
DIRECTION FOR USE:
Fungus gnat predators are supplied in a 1 liter bottle containing 10,000 mites. Depending on the infestation level, each bottle will treat 200 to 1000 square feet. 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 degrees F). DO NOT FREEZE.
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Orders placed during winter months will be shipped according to our 2013 Shipping Schedule, unless otherwise specified at checkout.
Please call us at (406) 582-0920 if you have questions concerning the shipping of our beneficial insects.
Planet Natural guarantees live, timely delivery of our beneficial insects. Instructions for care and release are provided with each order.
Note: Beneficial Insects are perishable. To ensure live delivery, it is important that you receive your order when it arrives. Once your order has shipped, a Fed Ex tracking number will be sent to you via email announcing when your package will be deliverd. 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.