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Biological Control - Sciarid Fly (Fungus Gnats)

Biological Control - Sciarid Fly (Fungus Gnats)

Sciarid flies (or Fungus flies) are 3-4mm long black flies that jump or hover over the soil surface in the greenhouse and around houseplants where compost is warm and moist.

The small white larvae live in the top few millimetres of compost, attacking rooted cuttings and seedlings.

Both adults and larvae of Hypoaspis (pictured) feed on sciarid larvae. One treatment of 10,000 predators remains active for 4-5 months and treats 10 sqm or 140 30cm pots. Supplied direct from the producer. Available February-October.

Delivery from time of ordering usually takes between 1-2 weeks.

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Sciarid flies (or Fungus flies) are 3-4mm long black flies that jump or hover over the soil surface in the greenhouse and around houseplants where compost is warm and moist.

The small white larvae live in the top few millimetres of compost, attacking rooted cuttings and seedlings.

Both adults and larvae of Hypoaspis (pictured) feed on sciarid larvae. One treatment of 10,000 predators remains active for 4-5 months and treats 10 sqm or 140 30cm pots. Supplied direct from the producer. Available February-October.

Delivery from time of ordering usually takes between 1-2 weeks.

Seeds:False

Bulbs:False

Shrubs:False

Tree:False

Plants:False

Aftercare - Easy:False

Aftercare - Moderate:False

Aftercare - High:False

Edible Flower:False

Likes Acidic Soil:False

F1 Variety:False

Shrub:False

Correctly identify the pest, as biological controls are specific to the pest they deal with.

Introduce biological controls as soon as the first pests are seen, temperatures are warm enough and light levels are suitable.

Keep pest populations down by using soft soap if temperatures are too low to introduce biological controls. Use biological controls according to the instructions. With the exception of Nematodes, which can be kept in a fridge at 5C for a short time, biological controls should be used on the day of receipt.

Remember to be patient, biological controls must establish themselves and build up in numbers before they start to reduce the pest population. This may take a few weeks.

DO NOT spray the area to be treated with persistent pesticides, chemicals leave residues which can harm biological controls! As a general rule stop using Derris 1-2 weeks before, Pyrethrum 4 days before and soft soap insecticides 1 day before releasing biological controls.

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All Suttons products should reach you in perfect condition, just as they left us. If you are dissatisfied in any way with their condition on arrival, please let us know within 14 days. We are only liable for the cost of the goods as quoted on the website plus the cost of delivery if the goods are faulty.

 

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