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Beneficial Nematodes   Beneficial Nematodes
Ladybugs , Green Lacewings , Aphidoletes , Aphidius , Praying Mantis , Orius (Minute Pirate Bugs) , Garden Variety Pack   Beneficial Nematodes
Beneficial Nematodes , Trichogramma , Orius (Minute Pirate Bugs) , Green Lacewings   Beneficial Nematodes
Beneficial Nematodes   Beneficial Nematodes , Ladybugs
Beneficial Nematodes   Ladybugs , Trichogramma , Orius (Minute Pirate Bugs) , Green Lacewings
Beneficial Nematodes   Cryptolaemus , Ladybugs , Green Lacewings
Mosquito Dunks , Praying Mantis   Beneficial Nematodes
Trichogramma , Ladybugs , Orius (Minute Pirate Bugs) , Green Lacewings   Beneficial Nematodes
Trichogramma , Orius (Minute Pirate Bugs) , Green Lacewings   Mosquito Dunks , Praying Mantis
Beneficial Nematodes   Bumblebees (Bombus impatiens)
Beneficial Nematodes , Trichogramma , Orius (Minute Pirate Bugs) , Green Lacewings   Beneficial Nematodes
Beneficial Nematodes   Beneficial Nematodes
Beneficial Nematodes   Beneficial Nematodes
Trichogramma , Beneficial Nematodes , Orius (Minute Pirate Bugs) , Green Lacewings   Ladybugs , Green Lacewings , Praying Mantis
Beneficial Nematodes   Decollate Snails
Beneficial Nematodes   Beneficial Nematodes
Beneficial Nematodes , Fly Parasite Predators   P. persimilis, M. longipes, N. californicus , Green Lacewings , Praying Mantis , Garden Variety Pack
Trichogramma , Orius (Minute Pirate Bugs) , Green Lacewings   Beneficial Nematodes
Hypoaspis , Beneficial Nematodes   Beneficial Nematodes
Hypoaspis , Beneficial Nematodes   Amblyseius Cucumeris , Orius (Minute Pirate Bugs) , Hypoaspis , Ladybugs , Garden Variety Pack
Nosema Iocustae bait   Beneficial Nematodes
Aphidius , Ladybugs   Beneficial Nematodes
Beneficial Nematodes   Encarsia Formosa , Delphastus , Green Lacewings , Orius (Minute Pirate Bugs)

Aphidius colemani

Product ID: AM10

The wasp genus Aphidius is a large group containing numerous species, all of which attack aphids and provide natural control of aphids in backyard gardens, commercial fields, and urban landscapes. They are generally used in greenhouses.
Aphidius colemani are small braconid wasps. Females lay eggs singly in aphid nymphs. The wasp larvae consume the aphids from inside. As the larvae mature and the aphids are killed, the aphids turn into mummies. After the larvae pupate, each adult wasp emerges through an exit hole cut in the mummy. In addition to killing aphids directly, mechanical disturbance of aphid colonies by the searching behavior of the adult wasps causes many aphids to fall off the plants and die.
Price:
$38.25
Aphytis melinus red scale parasite

Product ID: AM10-Aphytis Melinus

Red Scale Parasite (Aphytis melinus) California red scale is the favorite prey of these parasitic wasps, although citrus red scale, oleander scale, San Jose scale, ivy scale, and citrus yellow scale are other prey. Aphytis are shipped as adults, and the adult females lay their eggs in red scale. The larvae consume their host, and each A. melinus kills more than 30 scale insects.
Price:
$59.95
Bumblebees- Natural Pollination

Product ID: BBMAC

Bumblebees used for pollination of various crops. Greenhouse tomato plants (as just one example), as do their outdoor brethren, require pollination to fruit. Outdoors this is done by bees, wasps, wind and other natural sources. In the greenhouse, however, people and sometimes their people-made devices must be the bees and the wind. On tomato plants, growers manually, or with a small “buzz” device, shake or vibrate the flower laden trusses.
The problem is the amount of focused manpower needed to properly carry out the pollination process. That’s where commercially produced bees come in: commercial bumblebee hives, for example, are designed exclusively for crop pollination. Not just for tomatoes, but other crops as well: peppers; cukes; squash; cane-, straw-, blue- and cranberries; and many other crops in need of primary or supplemental pollinators.
Price:
$229.85
Mealybug Destroyer - Cryptolaemus

Product ID: CM8

C. montrouzieri is a voracious feeder of mealybugs in both the larval and adult stages - a single larva may consume up to 250 small mealybugs.
Price:
$48.95
Diglyphus isaea

Product ID: DI250-Diglyphus isaea

These small wasps parasitize leafminer larvae in field and greenhouse crops. The parasitic wasp lays its eggs in or next to leaf miner larvae of the second and third instar. Diglyphus isaea kills leaf-miner larva in the mine and lays an egg on it. The egg develops into a parasitic wasp inside the mine (but outside the leaf miner), using the dead larva as food. Host-feeding also takes place. The young parasite larvae hatch from these eggs, and will then feed on the body fluids of the larvae. Duration of development; egg-adult, at 68ºF (20ºC) ± 16 days.
Price:
$95.25
Whitefly Predatory Beetle -Delphastus pusillus

Product ID: DP10

Delphastus catalinae is considered an effective biological control agent for whiteflies because of its high prey consumption rates, long adult survival, and high reproduction rates. Delphastus catalinae has received research attention in Florida and other states for its value as a predator of the whitefly Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae), which is an economically important pest of ornamental and agricultural crops.
Price:
$89.50