Cryptolaemus montrouzieri – The Mealybug Destroyer is used to combat all species of mealy bugs and will also feed on aphids and soft scale. Both the adult and larval stages are predatory.
Note: Often after release, pest problems appears to get worse before they improve. This is because Cryptolaemus larvae are similar in appearance to the pest.
Available sizes: 100 and 250 — shipped as adults
Price includes FedEx Overnight Shipping. Orders received by Wednesday 8:00 AM (EST) will ship the following Monday through Tuesday. Please indicate at checkout if delayed shipping is desired or give us a call at 1-800-289-6656.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Most active at 70ºF, or higher, Mealybug Destroyers should be released at 0.5 per sq. ft. or 2-5 per infested plant. In orchards release 1,000-2,000 adult beetles per acre of mature fruit trees. Instructions for care and release are provided with each order.
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 Fedex 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.