Aphiscout Aphid Killer - Parasitic Wasp Mix


What are Aphids and how do I identify them?

Aphid is a name for a large group of insects, many of which can cause serious damage to plants. They extract sap from plants causing a reduction in plant growth, reduced yields, and sometimes defoliation. They can also secrete toxic substances into the plants. The Aphids take proteins from the sap, then the excess sugar left in the sap is excreted back onto plants. This causes a sticky mess on the leaves, which black moulds often grow on.

Aphids are soft bodied and often shed white skins onto leaves. Adult Aphids can be green, yellow, pink, black, grey or brown.

What is Aphiscout?

Aphiscout consists of a new mix of five different Aphid parasites for optimum control of multiple Aphid species. Some Aphid parasites do not attack certain species of Aphids, therefore, in combining five different Aphid parasites, this product offers greater protection over Aphid infestations. Aphiscout contains around 250 mummies. The percentage breakup of parasites included is as listed:
  • 40%: Praon volucre
  • 20%: Aphidius colemani
  • 15%: Aphidius ervi
  • 15%: Aphelinus abdominalis
  • 10%: Ephedrus cerasicola

How do I apply the Aphiscout?

The Aphiscout parasites are suppled in a cardboard cylinder container. This features a nectar pad for the hatched parasites to gain energy from, before they search for Aphids to parasitise and kill. The cylinder also consists of a double layered label, which can be used to suspend the opened cylinder in the crop or amongst plants. The parasites will hatch from the cylinder and start to search for Aphids.

Full instructions will be provided on delivery.

Where should I use my Aphiscout?

Use Aphiscout for indoor protection against Aphids in greenhouses and protected structures.

How much Aphiscout do I need?

One unit will treat an area of up to 200m2

Repeat applications maybe required for heavy infestations of Aphids, or if treating Aphids over a season. In such cases it is recommended that you introduce the Aphiscout every 2 weeks (in peak Aphid season).

In cases of lighter infestation, it is recommended that the Aphiscout is introduced for at least 3 weeks.

Large Aphid colonies may also require the introduction of Lacewing larvae and Ladybird larvae.

Chemical Pesticides

Aphiscout contains living creatures that can be affected by any chemical pesticides used within the previous few weeks. As a general guide, refrain from using Pyrethrum or SB Plant Invigorator 2 days prior to use. Other chemicals insecticides can have long lasting residues that could harm the Aphiscout parasites and others for much longer periods. Refrain from using these products or check with Dragonfli for information on the effect of these products on our predators.

*Please ensure to order by 2pm on Tuesday for despatch the following Tuesday. We do order surplus stock, so your order will be shipped sooner if possible.

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