How you may be killing your predatory mites

Recently, Sarah Jandricic, Greenhouse Floriculture IPM Specialist, OMAFRA, had an interaction with a grower where their long-standing biocontrol program for thrips suddenly seemed to be failing. After a (too long) investigation by herself, the grower, and consultants, they found out the horrible truth: their predatory mite were being MURDERED (Duh dun DUHNNN!)… By improper storage.



This post focuses on whether you might also be guilty of mite murder, and how to make sure your mites are still alive and kicking in those little sachets.

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