BCA Family

BCAs

Available Types: Amblyseius andersoni | Amblyseius swirskiiAphidius colemani | Aphidius spp. | Aphidoletes aphidimyza  | Chrysoperla rufilabris  | Dalotia coriaria | Encarsia formosaEretmocerus eremicus | Neoseiulus californicus |  | Orius insidiosus | Phytoseiulus persimilis | Stratiolaelaps scimitus

Looking for effective control of target pests, while reducing your need for harsh chemical pesticides in your greenhouse or open field Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program? Our full range of Biological Control Agents (BCAs) suppress and maintain control over harmful pest populations, like insects and mites. When applied early in the crop cycle, they’re the perfect resistance management solution. And with 0 REI/0 PHI, zero residue, and virtually zero PPE requirements, our BCAs create zero environmental or health effects. Plus, our Technical Support Team’s extensive experience simplifies BCA program planning, providing you with the right solutions to ensure success.

Amblyseius andersoni

Amblyseius andersoni

Details

Controls
TSSM, broad mites, lewis mites, thrips larvae and russet mites

Available Sizes
Sachet and bottle

Registered for Use In
USA

Where to Buy

Features & Benefits

  • Predatory mites that feed on several different prey, including TSSM, broad mites, and russet mites
  • Apply sachets so it contacts plant material
  • Sprinkle loose material on top of plant foliage

Amblyseius swirskii

Amblyseius swirskii Packaging

Details

Controls
Thrips larvae, whitefly nymphs and eggs

Available Sizes
Sachet and bottle

Registered for Use In
USA

Where to Buy

Features & Benefits

  • Predatory mites that feed on L1 and L2 instar of thrips larvae, as well as on whitefly nymphs and eggs
  • Apply sachets so it contacts plant material
  • Sprinkle loose material on top of plant foliage

Aphidius colemani

Aphidius colemani

Details

Controls
Smaller aphid species, such as green peach and melon alphids

Available Sizes
Bottle and blister pack

Registered for Use In
USA

Where to Buy

Features & Benefits

  • Parasitoid wasps that lay eggs inside smaller aphid species and, when larvae emerge, they feed on the aphids from the inside out
  • Keep material dry
  • Disperse throughout via dispersal boxes or hang blister packs for easier distribution

Aphidius spp.

Aphidius spp

Details

Controls
Aphids

Available Sizes
Bottle and blister pack

Registered for Use In
USA

Where to Buy

Features & Benefits

  • Parasitoid wasps that lay eggs inside aphids and, when larvae emerge, they feed on the aphids from the inside out
  • Keep material dry
  • Disperse throughout via dispersal boxes

Aphidoletes aphidimyza

Aphidoletes aphidimyza

Details

Controls
Aphids

Available Sizes
Bottle

Registered for Use In
USA

Where to Buy

Features & Benefits

  • The aphid midge with its excellent searching behavior will lay eggs near aphid colonies. Here their larvae emerge and consume aphids
  • Dampen carrier to help with adult emergence from pupae
  • Place on top of grow media, not foliage
  • Requires natural sunset and more than 12h daylight

Chrysoperla rufilabris

Chrysoperla rufilabris

Details

Controls
Aphids and generalist predator

Available Sizes
Bag, bucket, and bottle

Registered for Use In
USA

Where to Buy

Features & Benefits

  • Generalist predator, lacewing larvae will feed on many soft bodied pests including, many aphid species (except root aphids), mealybugs, spider mites, thrips, whitefly eggs and larvae
  • Apply on leaves near infestations, in dispersal boxes, and/or on Rockwool blocks

Dalotia coriaria

Dalotia coriaria

Details

Controls
Fungus gnat and shorefly larvae, springtails, and thrips pupae

Available Sizes
Bucket and bottle

Registered for Use In
USA

Where to Buy

Features & Benefits

  • Predatory rove beetle that consumes fungus gnat and shorefly larvae, springtauls, and thrips pupae
  • Apply to top of soil or growing media

Encarsia formosa

Encarsia Formosa

Details

Controls
Greenhouse whitefly (Trialeurodes vaporariorum)  along with Tobacco whitefly (Bemesia tabaci)

Available Sizes
Card and blister pack

Registered for Use In
USA

Where to Buy

Features & Benefits

  • Parasitoid wasps that lay eggs inside whiteflies and, when larvae emerge, host feed on the whitefly nymphs from the inside out
  • Hang on plants
  • Keep out of direct sunlight

Eretmocerus eremicus

Eretmocerus eremicus

Details

Controls
Tobacco whitefly (Bemesia tabaci) along with Greenhouse whitefly (Trialeurodes vapariorum)

Available Sizes
Card and blister pack

Registered for Use In
USA

Where to Buy

Features & Benefits

  • Parasitoid wasps that lay eggs underneath whitefly nymphs and, when larvae emerge, they feed on the whiteflies from the inside out
  • Host feed on whitefly nymphs
  • Hang on plants
  • Keep out of direct sunlight

Amblyseius (Neoseiulis) cucumeris

Neoseiulus californicus

Details

Controls
Two Spotted spidermites, thrips and Lewis mites

Available Sizes
Sachet and bottle

Registered for Use In
USA

Where to Buy

Features & Benefits

  • Feeds on two spotted spider mites, other pest mites, thrips larvae and pollen. Best used when pest population is lower. Intraguild predation with Phytoseiulus persimilis can occur.
  • Apply sachets so it contacts plant material
  • Sprinkle loose material on top of plant foliage

Orius insidiosus

Orius insidiosus

Details

Controls
Thrips, aphids, TSSM, generalist predator

Available Sizes
Bottle

Registered for Use In
USA

Where to Buy

Features & Benefits

  • Predatory insect that feeds on all life stages of thrips, aphids, and TSSM
  • Sprinkle material on dry grow media, leaves or in dispersal boxes
  • Requires >12h daylight

Phytoseiulus persimilis

Phytoseiulus persimilis

Details

Controls
Two-spotted spider mites

Available Sizes
Bottle

Registered for Use In
USA

Where to Buy

Features & Benefits

  • Predatory mites that devour two-spotted spider mites
  • Sprinkle loose material on top of plant foliage

Stratiolaelaps scimitus

Stratiolaelaps scimitus

Details

Controls
Fungus gnat eggs and larvae, western flower thrips pupae and some shorefly eggs and larvae

Available Sizes
Bucket and bottle

Registered for Use In
USA

Where to Buy

Features & Benefits

  • Predatory mites that consume soil dwelling prey, such as western flower thrips pupae, fungus gnat pupae and larvae, and/or shorefly larvae and pupae
  • Apply to top of soil or growing media