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Sciarid Fly and Thrip Control

Sciarid Fly and and Thrip control - Both of these pests attack plants in greenhouses and conservatories. We have 2 separate nematode controls and a range of predators, which are easy to use and very effective against both of these destructive pests. All these controls are safe to use indoors on pot plants and in greenhouses on edible crops.

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  1. Sciarid Zoot Off

    Stop Sciarid Flies laying their eggs in your pots / containers / seed trays by adding a layer of Sciarid Zoot Off to the surface of your compost. It can be spread around established plants or applied after seeds have been sown and the seedlings will germinate through the dressing. This granular product is made from dried, crushed olive pommace (the dried left-overs from making organic olive oil) with an added volcanic mineral. Sciarid Zoot Off is attractive in appearance, fragrant, biodegradable, safe to use and is totally safe for pets and wildlife. Available in 1.7kg bags, each bag will cover 1.2 sqm. If ordering 2 or more bags, please see courier restrictions below, but 3 litres is sent normal post.

    Special Offer - Treat Sciarid Fly Larvae already present with Sciarid Nematodes (CLICK HERE to find out more about Sciarid Nematodes). Add Sciarid Nematodes 15sqm / 50 sqm to your order and saving £1.99 off the combined price (add both to your basket and the saving will be applied at the checkout).

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  2. Sciarid Fly Nematodes

    Regular Price: £12.50

    Special Price £11.99

    NEW LOW PRICE! Control sciarid fly naturally by applying Sciard Nematodes when the pest is spotted and the soil temperature is 10°C. Sciarid Fly live on and around the compost of pots in greenhouses and indoors. They are midge like flies that can be seen jumping or hovering over the soil surface and the damage is caused by the larvae which feed on the roots. Sciarid Fly Nematodes are safe to use on food crops, safe for children, pets and wildlife and are easy to use. Available in 2 sizes - 15 sqm or 50 sqm packs (50 sqm SOLD OUT)Sciarid Nematodes need a daytime temperature of 10°C and are a perishable product, so please order when the temperature are suitable and you are ready to treat.

    Special Offer - Stop Sciarid Flies laying their eggs in your pots / containers / seed trays by adding a layer of Sciarid Zoot Off. Add Sciarid Zoot Off to your order and save £1.99 off the combined price (add both to your basket and the saving will be applied at the checkout).

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  3. Hypoaspis for Sciarid Fly
    £24.99

    Sciarid fly (compost fly / fungus gnat) is a common greenhouse pest - Control sciarid fly naturally by introducing Hypoaspis Miles predators to target the eggs and larvae of Sciarid Fly. Hypoaspis needs a daytime temp of 15c and prefers moist conditions (but not waterlogged) and comes in a shaker tube containing vermiculite which is simply sprinkled over the affected plants. Apply 100 Hypoaspis per sqm as a preventative treatment i.e. a pack of 10,000 will treat 100 sqm, but apply double for mild infestations or even 500 Hypoaspis per sqm for heavy infestations. For heavy infestations it is good idea to treat with Sciaird Nematodes as well - CLICK HERE to find out more. Hypoaspis is a living predator, so order when you are ready to use and insecticides have not been used. Available in shaker tubes of 10,000 (treats up to 100 sqm) or 25,000 (treats up to 250 sqm). N.B. For heavy infestations you can use a combination of Hypoaspis and Sciarid Nematodes together - see special offers below. Available NOW!

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  4. Pot Glue Traps

    Use these yellow Pot Glue Traps to monitor / control insect pests i.e. Sciarid Fly in your pots - perfect for using alongside our Sciarid Fly Nematodes. Supplied in a pack of 10, each pack contains 5 small pot traps with metal spikes and 5 small hanging traps. The pot traps with spikes are perfect for positioning at the base of the plant, near the compost to control Sciarid Fly, while the small hanging traps can be suspended higher up the plant for pests like aphids and whitefly. Insect pests are attracted by the bright colour and become stuck to the trap. They should be changed as they become full up with pests or become dirty. Pot Glue Traps are available in packs of 10.

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  5. Thrip Nematodes - Triple Pack
    £16.99

    Control Thrips by applying Thrip Nematodes containing a mixture of natural, nematodes, which will attack the larval and pupal stages of thrip. Thrip attacks plants under-glass, but can affect plants outdoors as well. We supply 3 sachets of Thrip Nematodes, which are applied 3 times at 7 days intervals with a sprayer to the same area. Thrip Nematodes Triple Pack - 3 Packs sent together for controlling thrips - each pack treats 60 sqm. Thrip Nematodes need a daytime temperature of 10°C and are a living, perishable product, so please order when the temperature are suitable and you are ready to treat.

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  6. Amblyseius Cucumeris Sachets for Thrip
    £9.50

    Control Thrips underglass by introducing Amblyseius Cucumeris predators. Thrip attacks plants under-glass, but can affect plants outdoors as well. Supplied in sachets - each sachet containing a breeding colony of mites that will emerge onto the plant, to attack the larvae AND pupae of thrip. The sachet maintains the breeding colony in good condition. Mites emerge from the sachets over several weeks and in much higher numbers than with a single broadcast release. Sachets are perfect for positioning mites on individual plants, for introducing predators early in the season when food is scarce or for use outdoors. Amblyseius Cucumeris needs a daytime temperature of 10°C and are a living, perishable product, so please order when the temperature are suitable. If thrips are a constant / recurring problem, introduce as a preventative measure at intervals throughout the growing season i.e. every 8-12 weeks. Use 1 sachet per 1 - 2 sqm or use one sachet per plant. Available NOW.

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  7. Amblyseius Cucumeris for Thrip Programme
    £49.99

    Introduce Amblyseius Cucumeris predators regularly every 8 weeks where thrips are a recurring problem. In commercial greenhouses they combat this problem by introducing Amblyseius Cucumeris regularly through the season - you too can now have regular introductions of Amblyseius Cucumeris Sachets. Our Amblyseius Cucumeris Programme consist of regular introductions of 20 x Amblyseius Cucumeris Sachets sent at 8 weekly intervals. We offer a 3, 4 & 5 introductions. Start introducing Amblyseius Cucumeris AS SOON as you see thrip and the temp is 10°C.

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  8. Amblyseius Cucumeris for Thrip Control

    Control Thrips underglass by applying the Amblyseius Cucumeris predator, which feeds on the larval and pupal stages of thrip. Thrip attacks plants under-glass, but can affect plants outdoors as well. Supplied in a "shaker" tube of 50,000 predators packed with bran and vermiculite, the contents are simply sprinkled over the affected crop at a rate of 50-250 predators per sqm i.e. a tube of 50,000 predators will treat up to 200 sqm. Ideal for introducing high numbers of predators quickly where the pest is already present OR where there are a large number of individual plants (in pots) and it is easier to "sprinkle" the predators over the top. Amblyseius Cucumeris needs a daytime temperature of 10°C and are a living, perishable product, so please order when the temperature are suitable. A shaker" Amblyseius Cucumeris tube of 50,000 predators packed with bran and vermiculite.

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  9. Lacewing Larvae
    £24.99

    Lacewing larvae are natural predators of aphids and other soft bodied pests such as whitefly eggs, thrip larvae, scale insect, mealybug and young caterpillars. They are able to eat over 300 pests each, so they are ideal for clearing heavy infestations in the garden / under-glass. Lacewing Larvae are supplied in a cardboard shaker tube containing the larvae and buckwheat husks - simply sprinkle the buckwheat and larvae over the infected plants at a rate of at least 10 per sqm straight from the shaker tube i.e. a tube of 500 larvae will treat up to 50 sqm. The larvae will soon spread out to attack any pests present including aphids, mealy bug, whitefly, scale. etc. Supplied in tubes of 500 / 1000 or 2500, they are sent by 1st class post, but please allow up to 3-5 days for delivery as they are ordered in fresh each week. Available NOW.

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  10. Garlic Greenhouse Candles

    Clear your greenhouse of unwanted pests by fumigating with a Garlic Greenhouse Candle. Traditionally sulphur candles would be used to clear pests, but now you can replace nasty sulphur candles with a chemical-free Garlic Candle. Each Garlic Candle is sufficient to treat approximately 20 cubic metres - equivalent to a 3m x 2m greenhouse. 

    Special Offers - Add Natural Horticultural Disinfectant (a natural disinfectant ideal for cleaning your greenhouse) to your order - CLICK HERE to see our Special Offer Packs containing Garlic Candles and Horticultural Disinfectant together and SAVE MONEY!

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