Pete (Predatory Mite)

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Pete is a predatory mite (Phytoseiulus persimilis) which has been used for many years as a natural way to control various mites (especially two-spotted mites) in gardens and commercial crops.  Both juveniles and adults will feast on troublesome mites. Adults are fast moving and a distinctive orange colour while juveniles are paler.

Predatory mites are available directly from Bugs for Bugs. Click on the link to visit their website.

Target Pests

  • Two-spotted mite, red spider mite (Tetranychus urticae)
  • Bean spider mite (Tetranychus ludeni)
  • Bamboo mite (Schizotetranychus celarias)

1,000 adults, juveniles and eggs of predatory mite (Phytoseiulus persimilis)