Biological pest control is the use of natural enemies to control pests. This can be done by introducing various predatory insects or mites or parasitic wasps, or nematodes that infect the pest with a fatal bacterial disease.
This technique is mainly used in greenhouses and Hydroponic Growrooms , but some biological controls, especially pathogenic nematodes, can also be used out of doors.
Predators are our biological controls that are ordered weekly and must be paid for by 2.00pm Tuesday for picking up in the shop the following Thursday.
Biological pest controls should not be used with pesticides, as the chemicals may kill them. Ask our staff for advice if you have treated your plants with a chemical insecticide recently.
We have a wide range of other predators available. Let us know what pest you are suffering from and we will do our best to find its nemesis. Aphids, chafer grubs, leatherjackets, mealybugs, scale insects, slugs, vine weevils and whitefly all have their enemies who we can call on at any time to defend us.
Should not be used with pesticides, as the chemicals may kill the predators, ask our staff for advice if you have treated your plants with a chemical insecticide recently.
**Due to predators being live creatures, they are only available in-store and not mail order.**