Biological control of three crop pests with Stratiolaelaps scimitus

What are predatory mites, Stratiolaelaps scimitus? The predatory mites, Stratiolaelaps scimitus are also called as Hypoaspis miles. These mites are well known natural enemies of crop pests including fungus gnats, two-spotted spider mites and thrips. Both adults and larvae of S. scimitus mites look identical … Continued

Control fungus gnats with predatory mites!

The fungus gnat   Fungus gnats (Bradysia spp) are serious pests of many household plants and ornamentals grown in greenhouses and nurseries. These ornamentals include African violets, carnations, chrysanthemums, cyclamen, lilies, geraniums, impatiens and poinsettias. Adults of fungus gnats are tiny … Continued