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 whiteflies with bio-pesticides

What are Bio-pesticides?   Bio-pesticides are certain types of chemical products with pesticide properties derived from animals, microorganisms, plants and some kind of minerals. Bio-pesticides are known for their effectiveness against several insect pests and less toxicity to humans and the … 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