Natural Control Of Many Whitefly Pests
Left the Delphastus beetle a specific predator of whiteflies. It has to eat them in order to reproduce.
Right, Silverleaf Whitefly, they can carry transmit diseases to your plants and ruin a garden.
|Introduction To The Whitefly Defense Kit|
|This is best used for preventing the establishment or controlling mild infestations of Greenhouse whitefly (Trialueruodes vaporariorum) and other Trialeurodes species, Silverleaf whitefly (Bemesia tabaci) Sweet potato whitefly (Bemesia argentifolii). Release at about 5 to 25 adult beetles per plant and 20 - 100 parasites per square yard. The Garden Whitefly Defense Kit is a living organism product should always be labeled with the date it was packed. This maintains their high quality and vitality. When picked up at your garden center they should have been kept cool and not exposed to direct sunlight.|
Care & Handling
|DO NOT REFRIGERATE - Keep cool &
out of sunlight. Use the day of arrival.
DO NOT FREEZE - You will kill them.
DO NOT EXPOSE TO HEAT - You will “cook” them. While still in the package the cannot be exposed heat.
DO NOT EXPOSE TO SUNLIGHT - Direct sunlight will heat the package and kill the beneficial insects that are inside.
REMEMBER TO RELEASE THEM - You need to release your beneficial insects as soon as possible to get the best results, they will move out to search & kill the Whitefly pests.
ALWAYS USE THE PACKAGE - Do Not Wait Until You Can See Them - Trust us, they are inside the package. In most cases they are too small for you to see. You need to release your beneficial insects as soon as possible to get the best results. Some are nearly microscopic and are very hard for most people to see. It is difficult to maintain the product quality, its effectiveness.
The Garden Whitefly Defense Kit is packaged with the correct species of Delphastus pusillus & Chysoperla spp. to provide control of the pests indicated on the label. The Garden Whitefly Defense Kit is intended to be used as preventative pest control against the Whitefly pests on the label. It can help with moderate infestations of the Whiteflies labeled. The application takes less than a few minutes. In all cases your plants will get the most effective season long pest control if you make at least 3 releases 2 weeks apart be sure to get your (10% reorder discount). The Whitefly Destroyer is not compatible with insecticides. Many fungicides can be used and pose only minor problems. If you have an established infestation of;
Spider mites use the Spider Mite Predators or the Spider Mite Destroyer Whiteflies use larger amounts of the Whitefly Destroyer, or the Whitefly Defense Kit,
Other foliage feeding pests apply our Soil Pest Rx Beneficial Nematode Series to control many of these pests in the soil before they emerge to feed on your plants
|A Few Words On Insect Traps|
|Use with our Pest Sentry Traps. Yellow sticky card traps make an excellent partner for monitoring the level of your Whitefly pest infestation, but by themselves are not effective at controlling pests. To be effective Traps need to be combined with the organisms in this package. With that knowledge you can time your beneficial insect releases with maximum effectiveness. Place our Insects Traps out shortly after planting and monitor for pests. Then release your bio controls. Professional crop managers use traps as indicators for their bio control programs. Your production goals maybe lower, but your pest control practices should be just as strong, i.e. Grow Like A Pro|
Destroyer beetle Delphastus
Pusillus (DEL-fass-tuss POOH-sill-uss.) The best temperature
conditions range between 60F and 90Fwith a relative humidity of 75% and
up. While those are these best conditions, the Delphastus will tolerate
lesser conditions. Colder temperatures greatly slow reproduction and
development. They will begin reproducing as soon as they get
See Whitefly Destroyer Life Cycle
for more details.
Whitefly Defense Kit
5) Releasing Green Lacewing egg cards,