Fuchsia Gall Mite Killer is supplied as the predatory mite: Amblyseius andersoni in a shaker bottle for direct application to Fuchsia Gall mite [Aculops fuchsiae] infested plants.
Amblyseius andersoni predatory mites also feed on whitefly eggs, another pest of Fuchsia plants and these useful predators also feed on red spider mite.
When to apply Fuchsia Gall Mite Killer
Fuchsia Gall Mite can survive quite low temperatures, they can hide and overwinter in hiding places like flower buds in the winter. For greenhouse grown Fuchsias, apply Fuchsia Gall Mite Killer from the spring or earlier with heated greenhouses , if damage symptoms are observed, such as distortion of growing shoots and leaves. Fuchsia Gall Mite is very difficult to see with the human eye , as it is microscopic and can be difficult to control when it is in high numbers therefore it is important to apply early. Amblyseius andersoni predators are active from temperatures of 6-40.c. Repeat applications should be applied in the summer, ideally at least once a month.
How to apply Fuchsia Gall Mite Killer
Apply the predators and their carrier material in the bottle directly onto the Fuchsia plants. Misting the plants first will help the carrier material stick to the leaves and flowers, which aids better distribution of the predatory mites. Alternatively, if the plants are larger, Fuchsia Gall Mite Killer can be applied into Dragonfli distribution boxes by pouring the bottle contents evenly into a number of the distribution boxes. These are then hung on the plants. The predators will exit the boxes onto the Fuchsias looking for food , such as the Fuchsia Gall mite, whitefly eggs or red spider mites. The predatory mites are not able to fly and need to crawl over the plants, so good distribution of the predators is important when applying them. Apply the predators asap after receipt and use all the bottle contents.
Fuchsia Gall Mite Killer is available in small, medium or large bottles.