Pirate Bugs (Thripor®)

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Orius insidiosus – The Minute Pirate Bug is a diamond-patterned black and white predator with a distinctive sucking beak and an insatiable appetite. It stuffs its 3 mm length with large amounts of thrips, spider mites, aphids, and the eggs and larval stages of many soft bodied insects such as small caterpillars.

Available size: 1000/ bottle

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Orius 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.

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.

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