Our Hypoaspis predatory mite provides an excellent midges control and treatment strategy. Biting midges cause significant irritation to some individuals whilst others seem immune. People who do suffer irritation from the biting of midges succumb to irrepressible scratching, often leading to open wounds, which may become infected sores. Furthermore, infestations around the home can make outdoor socialising impossible for some. Our premium product ‘BanItch’ is an effective midges’ control and treatment that’s great value and available.
The use of hypoaspis to treat biting midges in lawned and gardened areas around dwellings or entertaining areas has proven to be simple and effective. It’s a great way to significantly lower, and in some cases, almost eradicate, this nuisance biting insect.
We breed our predator mites to be tough and resilient. As such, our breeding program incorporates environmental stresses to ensure every batch is ready for the toughest conditions. Simply release the predators at the right time, the right place, and in the right amount, and let them do what they do best naturally. It can take a little more time than dousing the area with pesticides but they work cleanly and efficiently, selectively ridding you of the target pests. Rest assured, we’re happy to advise you on how and when to achieve the best midges control results.
Hypoaspis, is a soil-dwelling predatory mite that feeds on fungus gnat larvae, thrips pupae, reptile mites and other small soil inhabiting insects. They are great for dealing with fungas gnats in your indoor plants and treating mites on reptilian friends.
Adult Hypoaspis are between 0.5 mm and 1 mm long, with females larger and much more common than males. Adult females are light brown in colour.
The life cycle of Hypoaspis consists of egg, larva (6 legs), nymph (8 legs) and adult. The whole life cycle takes about 10 days at 25°C but can vary from 7 to 30 days depending on temperature. At temperatures below 8°C Hypoaspis is inactive.
Eggs are laid in the soil and hatch into larvae in 1–3 days. Hypoaspis lives in the top 1–2 cm of soil and can be seen moving quickly on top of the soil when the surface is disturbed or pots are tapped. It can survive for up to 7 weeks without insect prey, by feeding on organic matter, plant debris and nematodes.
Each litre of Hypoaspis contains 30,000 predators. Prices INCLUDE GST and freight.
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BanItch is the use of soil dwelling predatory mites that are used to treat the eggs and larval stages of biting midges or sandflies. It is a property management tool that helps in significantly reducing the number of these nuisance biting pests in your gardens and lawns. If biting midges or sandflies are a problem for you head over to our dedicated BanItch section.