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Eric Vinje

Hi Anisa –

At Planet Natural we’ve been supplying beneficial Insects for pest control since 1991 — it’s how we got started! Over that time we’ve developed quite a bit of experience using the best predators/parasites for the job. In this case, we strongly recommend releasing Phytoseiulus persimilis, sold under the name Spidex®, they’re simply the most effective biological control for use against the two spotted spider mite available. Yes, there are other predatory mite species available that are marketed for specific temperature and humidity levels, but in our experience, they are not as effective as Spidex®.

Produced in The Netherlands and overnight freighted to the United States, Spidex® is so much more viable than any predatory mites we have received from other insectaries… and they’re cheaper! I think it has to do with the size of the European insectary that we deal with and the large greenhouse industry in Europe — they’re just producing more bugs and they’re very good at it. I’ve attached a link:


Good luck!