Spider mites are common on plants. If you look closely, you can see small spider mites crawling on the undersides of the leaves. Because they suck out plant cells, you will see yellow dots or spots at the top. In some houseplants, the edges of the leaves will yellow. In case of severe infestation, webs form between the leaves.
If you do nothing against spider mites, the plants will eventually die. Do you notice spider mites on your plants? Spider mites can be controlled biologically with predatory mites.
Forni-mite contains predatory mites of the Neoseiulus Californicus type. These predatory mites suck the spider mites empty. You can see this in the empty insect skins that remain on the underside of the leaves. They eat adult spider mites, eggs and larvae.
Predatory mites actively seek out spider mites. However, they have a small radius of action, so you have to take the following elements into account when staking:
Put out in the spider mites and a few meters in front of and behind the fireplace.
Sprinkle the filler with the predatory mites directly on the leaf if the leaves are sufficiently large. Filler with predatory mites should not end up on the ground.
If you have plants with small leaves, use bio-boxes or coffee filter bags.
First hang the bio boxes or coffee filter bags well spread in the plants and then distribute the predatory mites over the bio boxes.
If necessary, repeat the treatment after two weeks. You will get the fastest result if you use predatory mites at a starting infestation.
Combine with another predatory mite?
Forni-mite can be combined well with Phyto-mite, which is why we also offer it in a duo package. These two predatory mites work well together. They have different qualities that make them strengthen each other as a duo.
How many predatory mites do I need?
This mainly depends on your infestation. You have to make sure that the army of attackers is large enough to be able to handle the spider mite. Releases can range from 50 to 250 predatory mites per m2. The sooner you intervene, the fewer predatory mites you need.
Spider mites on indoor plants
If you have a few small house plants that are slightly affected, a tube of 500 predatory mites is usually sufficient. If you have a few large house plants that are heavily affected, you will easily need 2000 predatory mites or sometimes even more.
Spider mites on vegetables