Neoseiulus Californicus Bottle of 5000


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Neoseiulus Californicus Bottle of 5000 is a predatory mite supplied by BioBee South Africa, who are actively providing IPM solutions which reduce the use of pesticides for both conventional and bio-organic agriculture in the country.

Before releasing by hand, the bottle should be gently rotated to mix evenly, the mites and the vermiculite. The mites are released by gently tapping the opened bottle over the plants while walking between the rows of the crops.
The amount to be released is determined by the type of crop, field conditions, level of infestation and damage present in the crops.

Before combining BioPersimilis with any chemical pesticide in the crop, please consult your BioBee technical field representative.

  • Two spotted spider mite (Tetranychus Urticae)
  • Fruit spider mite (Panonychus Ulmi)
  • Citrus red mite (Panonynchus Citri)
  • Begonia mite (Tarsonemus Pallidus)
  • Broad mite (Polyphagotarsonemus Latus)

Full dispersion and noticeable effects may take between 2 and 3 weeks, depending on each unique situation.

Neoseiulus Californicus should be shipped and stored at temperatures ranging from around 6 – 16 °C and the sachets should be viable for up to 3 weeks after the production date printed on each sachet.


Due to the sensitive nature of this living product, can not be held liable for the state in which the product is received after being shipped.

We will be (“overnight”) shipping this product (using polystyrene containers which will include cooling packs) separately from any other items purchased and additional charges will apply FOR AREAS OUTSIDE OF CAPE TOWN. “Overnight” service can take up to 3 days to be delivered, especially for REGIONAL TOWNS.


Mite Description:

Neoseiulus californicus are translucent and range in color from pale orange to peach. The nymphs resemble the adults except that they are smaller and cannot reproduce. Their eggs are oblong, transparent and white to dirty-white in color. Adult predatory mites, nymphs and larvae actively search for their prey and suck them empty. All stages of Neoseiulus californicus prefer to eat younger stages of host mites and adult females can consume fifteen to twenty spider mite eggs per day. Neoseiulus californicus can also feed and survive on Thrips and can survive for up to 3 – 4 weeks without food and therefore very good for prophylactic treatments and maintaining low populations of Red Mite and Red spider mite. Neoseiulus californicus tolerates high temperatures and low humidity levels.

Please note… not recommended for use on Tomatoes, as the trichomes of a Tomato plant give of a substance that is irritating to these mites.