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Aphytis melinus

Red Scale Parasite

This predator provides excellent control of California Red Scale and many other armored scale pests.
Ships Monday-Thursday via Overnight methods. Same day shipments not available. See Shipping Info for more information.
  • 10,000 adults
    SKU: 1122001
  • $27.00
  • 25,000 adults
    SKU: 1122002
  • $57.00
  • 50,000 adults
    SKU: 1122003
  • $109.00
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Ships Monday-Thursday. Ships via Overnight methods only. See Shipping Info for more information. For delivery only. Not available in store.

Use on a variety of armored scale species! These parasites attack California red scale, citrus red scale, oleander scale, San Jose scale, ivy scale, yellow scale and other armored scale varieties. Shipped as adults, females lay their eggs in scale. Shipped as adults, the females lay their eggs in approx. 30 scale insects. Larvae consume their host killing it from within. Adult parasites emerge to live approximately 26 days and also feed on the honeydew secreted by scale. Ideal conditions for control are 76-85° F, relative humidity 40-50%.

Release Rates: 1-2 wasps per sq. ft, weekly; 5,000/acre. 1-3 applications are usually required depending upon infestation.

This Product Controls These Pests or Diseases: Citrus Red Scale aka California Red Scale (Aonidiella aurantii), Citrus Yellow Scale aka California Yellow Scale (Aonidiella citrina), Oleander Scale (Phenacaspis sp), Latania Scale (Hemiberlesia lataniae), Scale (Mult.)

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