A voracious predator, the Minute Pirate Bug (Orius spp.) is a diamond-patterned black & white predator with a distinctive sucking beak and an insatiable appetite. It stuffs its 3 mm length with large amounts of thrips, spider mites, scale (including whitefly), aphids, leafhoppers and the eggs and larval stages of many soft bodied insects such as small caterpillars.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Predators are released at a rate of 5-10 per 100 square feet. To release, gently tumble the container to mix the contents and shake the predators out close to pest infestations. Best results are achieved when applications are made in the early morning or late afternoon. Alfalfa, sweet clover, vetch and Shasta daisy will help to attract and keep this popular beneficial insect around.
Shipped Free (Federal Express)
We do everything we can to ensure safe arrival of your beneficial insects. To facilitate prompt arrival and avoid weekend holdovers during shipping, beneficial insect orders must be received by noon (MST) Wednesday to ship the following Monday or Tuesday. If multiple shipments or faster delivery is required, please call.
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.