Orius laevigatus is the final frontier for fighting a Thrips infestation. We sell a mixture of 500 adults and nymphs to attack all stages of Thrips, one of the only biological control agents that is able to kill adult thrips.
Products must be ordered by Monday 10am for Wednesday despatch, get in touch if you would like a different despatch day.
Commonly known as the insidious flower bug, Orius is a species of minute pirate bug. It has a long history of providing effective and reliable thrips control in a range of protected crops, often killing far more thrips than they need to reach maturity.
Adults will attack all stages of thrips on plants, whilst nymphs prefer the larvae. They can kill up to 80 adult thrips per day (while only feeding on a few).
Orius bugs will also feed on aphids, mites, whiteflies and moth eggs.
Orius laevigatus performs well on the majority of crops, particularly those with pollen producing flowers.
Application rate - 1 bug per sqm
How to apply
- Apply in cool morning or evening.
- Avoid application in bright sunlight.
- Open bottle keeping it horizontal to ensure bugs stay well mixed in carrier.
- Distribute contents evenly onto leaves throughout crop, by gently shaking and rotating the bottle.