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Thrips Frankliniella occidentalis

  • Isarid 2-lb Bag- Mycoinsectide - Isaria fumosoroseus strain FE 9901
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    Isarid 2-lb Bag- Mycoinsectide

    General information When to use Isarid? Apply at first symptoms of pest attack. Minimum 3 appli…
    Use For whitefly, aphids, thrips, mealybugs, fungus gnats, weevils, Lygus, leafhopper, Engytatus
    $185.76
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  • Thripex - Mini 500 sachets on sticks - Amblyseius cucumeris
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    Thripex

     Instructions for Sachets Do not place adjacent to heating pipes. Place the stick of the sach…
    Use For Thrips, Mite Spp.
    $99.44
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  • Yellow Horiver - 24 Packs (10 Sticky Traps Per Pack) 9.84" x 3.94" (25cm x 10cm)
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    Yellow Horiver

    240 Total Traps Included
    Use For Aphids, Leaf Miners, Whiteflies, Thrips, Sciarids
    $152.99
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  • Swirski-Mite Bottle 50,000 count - Amblyseius swirskii
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    Swirski-Mite Bottle 50,000 count

    Instructions for Swirskii Bulk Bags & Tubes Keep containers horizontal and cool until use. Do …
    Use For Thrips, White Fly, Broad and Russet Mites, Two-Spotted Spider Mites,
    $126.75
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  • Swirski-Mite Plus - Amblyseius swirskii

    Swirski-Mite Plus

     Instructions for Mini Sachet Do not hang adjacent to heating pipes. Do not hang sachets wher…
    Use For Thrips, White Fly, Broad and Russet Mites, Two-Spotted Spider Mites,
    $69.64
  • Entomite-M - Entomite Stratiolaelaps scimitus (formerly Hypoaspis miles)

    Entomite-M

    Instructions for use Incorporate mites into growing media during potting or sprinkle onto growing …
    Use For Thrips, Root Aphids, Fungus Gnats
    $16.39
  • Thripor Bottle 1,000 count - Orius insidiosus
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    Thripor Bottle 1,000 count

    Instructions for use Apply in cool morning or evening. Avoid application in bright sunlight. Open …
    Use For Thrips, Two-Spotted Spider Mite
    $120.20
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  • Entonem - Steinernema feltiae (OMRI Approved)

    Entonem

    Instructions for Nematodes The nematode activity is affected by soil temperature. For optimum nemat…
    Use For Fungus Gnats, Thrips, Beetles, Caterpillars
    $32.78
  • Thripex 500 sachets - Amblyseius cucumeris
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    Thripex 500 sachets

     Instructions for Sachets Do not hang adjacent to heating pipes. Do not hang sachets where th…
    Use For Thrips
    $120.20
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  • Thripex Bottle - Amblyseius cucumeris
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    Thripex Bottle

    Instructions for Cucumeris Bulk Bags & Tubes Keep containers horizontal and cool until use. Do…
    Use For Thrips
    $27.32
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FAQs About Thrips

How do you know if you have Western Flower Thrips?

Western Flower Thrips are the most common species of Thrips in agricultural/horticultural facilities. They can be found crawling on plants especially within the flowers and growing points of the plant where they shelter, feed, and reproduce. Nearly all facilities will experience Thrips infestation at some point since the insect is small enough to fit through nearly every type of insect netting available. They are great fliers and will travel in great numbers when outdoor crops are disturbed during harvest or other crop activities. Their damage resembles small scrapes which discolor the surface of leaves and flowers. They can also vector viruses.

How do you get rid of Western Flower Thrips?

As with any pest, breaking the reproductive life cycle is key to controlling Thrips. This can be done by simultaneously controlling adults and nymphs with natural enemies and/or chemical products and targeting the pupal stage of the insect with beneficial mites and nematodes in the soil. Trapping large numbers of flying adults above the canopy with sticky tape or cards can stop incoming Thrips from establishing in the crop. Eradication is almost impossible so keeping populations below damaging thresholds is key.

What are Thrips attracted to?

Western Flower Thrips are attracted to ultraviolet signals from plants and flowers that are invisible to the human eye. Thrips search out fresh food sources such as developing flower buds and plant tissue on which to feed and lay their eggs. Yellow sticky cards and tape reflects similar UV signals which Thrips are attracted to. Placing these sticky traps above the canopy can catch incoming fliers as well as attract existing populations out of the crop.

Questions About Thrips?

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