Sciarid Fly and Thrip Control
Sciarid Fly and and Thrip control - Both of these pests attack plants in greenhouses and concervatories. We have 2 seperate nematode controls, whihc are effective when watered on when conditions are suitable.
Scairid Fly live on and around the compost of pots, while their larvae feed on the tender roots of plants. They are midge like flies that can be seen jumping or hovering over the soil surface, which is why they are often called Fungus Gnats and they can be a real nusense. The damage is by the larvae which feed on the tender roots and can kill young seedlings.
- Control Sciarid Fly with Sciarid Fly Nematodes.
Thrips (also known as thunder flies) are a problem in greenhouses where they cause mottling on foliage and flowers as the suck the sap of the plant - it is becoming more of a problem and was voted no.4 in the RHS top 10 pests of 2016. Thrips attack plants including African violet and chrysanthemum - damaging growing points and causing mottling, distortion and blistering of leaves.
- Control Thrip with Thrip Nematodes.