Rincon-Vitova Insectaries, Inc Biological Solutions for Pest Management

 

Catalog of Beneficials

 

Pest Index

 

List Of Available Species by Target Pest

 

Pests in alphabetic order. To find a particular pest, beneficial or product, press control F.

Follow links to catalog item or click on Bulletin for more information than is displayed in the catlog entry.

For Bulletins on how to use each of these insects in a biocontrol program see Bulletins.

 

TARGET Situation BENEFICIAL LATIN NAME COMMON NAME
ants fire ant, Heterorhabditis indica

Bulletin

nematodes
ants drench ant mounds, or spray area Auntie Fuego Soil Conditioner compost tea, molasses, humic acid, orange oil
ants ants working trees with aphids, scale, mealybug, or coming in house boric acid bait boric acid, with sugar and water
ants ant, cockroach, cricket, mole cricket, silverfish NIBAN granular bait with boric acid for structural use
ants on env. surfaces – not plants Orange Oil kills, repels insects
ants insects, ant, cockroach, flea on animals, in kitchens Orange Guard a food grade insecticide made from oil from orange peels
ants ant, cockroach ready to use bait for inside structures various products, or make your own

boric acid bait with trays to contain bait

 

bait stations

ants for in and around structures RoachX , Magnetic Roach Food boric acid paste bait with trays to contain bait
ants high populations Garlic Barrier repellent, use with hot pepper
aphid low pest density, to keep down, potato, GH potato, pea, green peach (preference order) Aphidius ervi

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aphid parasite - wasp
aphid; Melon, cotton low pest density, melon/cotton aphid, green peach aphid Aphidius colemani

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aphid parasite - wasp
aphids high density, scattered patches,  GH, colonizes outdoors Aphidoletes aphidimyza

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aphid predator - midge
aphids long term control, esp. GH, interiors, colonizes Coleomegilla maculata

Bulletin

twelve-spotted lady beetle, pink lady beetle
aphids with mealybug

Cryptolaemus montrouzieri

Bulletin

mealybug predator, crypts
aphids high density, short term control Hippodamia convergens

Bulletin

ladybug beetles
aphids moderate populations compost tea, apply foliar Microbe Brewer, Ceres
aphids high populations neem products Neem oil,  Neemix
aphids high populations Garlic Barrier repellent, use with hot pepper
aphids high populations soap Safers, Dr. Bronner’s
aphids high populations Beauvaria bassiana, insect pathogen Naturalis O, H&G, etc,
aphids adult alates, determine populations yellow sticky cards .
aphids attracting early season, holding Insect Food feeding attractant
aphids on tomato, may damage plants low populations in GH tomatoes, flowers

Dicyphus hesperus

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predatory bug
aphids, especially peach, GH potato esp. peach, GH potato Aphelinus abdominalis

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parasitic wasp
aphids, Green peach aphid low pest density, green peach aphid Aphidius matricariae

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aphid parasite - wasp
apple maggot, see fruit fly . . .
armyworm, see moth . . .
asparagus beetle, see beetle . . .
beetle, billbug billbug grubs in soil Heterorhabditis bacteriophora   Bulletin parasitic nematode
beetle, boll weevil . Catolaccus grandus parasitic wasp
beetle, chafer in soil under plants Heterorhabditis bacteriophora

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parasitic nematode
beetle, Mexican bean beetle larvae MBB larva present Pediobius foveolatus

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Pedio wasp
beetle, pepper weevil, larval parasite pepper weevil larva present Catalaccus hunteri parasitic wasp
beetles grubs (larva) in soil or on leaf surfaces that can be kept moist Heterorhabditis bacteriophora, also H.i., H.mar, H.meg.

Bulletin

parasitic nematode
beetles warm soil Heterorhabditis indica, Bulletin parasitic nematode
beetles cool soil Heterorhabditis marelatus, Bulletin parasitic nematode
beetles feeding on leaves or fruit neem oil oil from nut of neem tree, antifeedant
beetles high populations, feeding on leaves or fruit neem products neem oil
beetles feeding on leaves or fruit Hot Pepper Wax hot pepper extract, with essential oils, wax
beetles feeding on leaves or fruit Garlic Barrier garlic juice
beetles, eggs of: asparagus, Mexican bean, CO potato beetle eggs available on leaves Coleomegilla maculata

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twelve-spotted lady beetle, pink lady beetle
billbug, see beetle . . .
black vine weevil, see weevil . . .
butterfly East coast trees and bogs Trichogramma minutum

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lepodopteran egg parasite
butterfly European cabbage butterfly Trichogramma brassicae    Bulletin lepodopteran egg parasite
butterfly orchards West of Rockies Trichogramma platneri    Bulletin lepodopteran egg parasite
butterfly row crops, vineyards Trichogramma pretiosum    Bulletin lepodopteran egg parasite
butterfly, larvae feeding on leaves or fruit neem oil oil from nut of neem tree, antifeedant
butterfly, larvae feeding on leaves or fruit Hot Pepper Wax hot pepper extract, with essential oils, wax
butterfly, larvae feeding on leaves or fruit Garlic Barrier garlic juice
butterfly, larvae feeding on leaves or fruit Naturalis insect pathogen
cabbage worm, see moth . . .
catapillar, see moth . . .
chafer, see beetle . . .
cockroach Eggs, certain species Aprostocetus hagenowii, Anastatus tenuipes, Comperia merceti parasitic wasps

Bulletin

cockroach adults, nymphs boric acid baits Magnetic Roach Food, Roachx, Niban, Dr. Moss liquid bait system
cockroach adults, nymphs Orange Guard .
cockroach determine population sticky traps .
dear fly, see biting fly . . .
disease, root pathogens antagonist for plants lack vigor, have diseased roots Entrephospora columbiana, Glomus etunicatum, Glomus clarum, Pisolithus tinctorius mix endomycorrhizal, ectomycorrhizal fungi spores
fleas on animals Orange Guard a food grade insecticide made from oil from orange peels
fleas on animals Bug Arrest mixture of enzymes that dissolve insects
fleas on carpet boric acid .
fleas, nymphs, also caterpillars, mole cricket in soil where animals rest, sleep Steinernema carpocapse

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parasitic nematode
flies; filth breeding, house fly pupae (and maggots) in manure or wet animal feed Muscidifurax zaraptor, Muscidifurax raptorellus, Muscidifurax uniraptor and Spalangia camaroni mix fly parasitoid wasp

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flies; filth breeding, house fly maggots in manure or wet animal feed Steinernema feltiae

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parasitic nematode
flies; filth breeding, house fly adults Sagebrush, Farnam, Troy Final Flight fly traps fly traps
flies; filth breeding, house fly fly eggs, small larvae in manure pits Carcinops pumilio

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hister beetle, Adult
flies; filth breeding, house fly attracted to rotting material odor control materials BioWorld, Odor Ace
fly biting pasture areas with adults Epps biting fly trap .
fly eggs manure pits Carcinops pumilio

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predatory beetle
fly, pasture pasture Onthophagus spp.

mixture of several species, primarily O. gazella, O. taurus with up to 10 other species

dung beetle
fly; fungus, shore, fruit maggots (larva) in soil Steinernema feltiae

Bulletin

parasitic nematode
fruit fly maggots (larva) in soil Steinernema feltiae

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parasitic nematode
fruit fly adults, determine populations yellow sticky cards .
fungus gnat maggots (larva) in soil Steinernema feltiae parasitic nematode
fungus gnat adults, determine populations yellow sticky cards .
fungus gnat, WF Thrips maggots (larva) in soil Hypoaspis miles

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predatory mites
grasshopper low populations early season Nolo bait insect pathogen
grasshopper high populations Garlic Barrier repellent, use with hot pepper
green fly see aphid . . .
horse fly, see fly, biting . . .
house fly, see fly . . .
insect eggs pest eggs on or near leaf surface Chrysoperla carnea or C. rufilabris eggs, larvae, adult Bulletin lacewing eggs, larvae, adult
insects - general predator, hobby, education use predator that looks cool, eats beneficials too Tenodera aridifolia sinensis

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praying mantis, Chinese mantid
insects, general monitoring D-VAC Vacuum Insect Net .
insects, pest, beneficial monitoring D-Vac insect vacuum .
insects, pest, beneficial monitoring sticky traps sticky traps indoor
insects, pest, beneficial monitoring traps fly traps

yellow jacket traps

insects, soft-bodied insects insects present on leaves Chrysoperla carnea or C. rufilabris eggs, larvae, adult Bulletin lacewing eggs, larvae, adult
insects, soft-bodied insects insects present on leaves Hippodamia convergens

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ladybug beetles
insects, soft-bodied insects insects present on leaves Orius insidiosus

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Minute Pirate Bugs
insects, soft-bodied insects, mites & eggs insects present on leaves Chrysoperla carnea or C. rufilabris eggs, larvae, adult Bulletin lacewing eggs, larvae, adult
lacebug . Hot Pepper Wax .
lacebug, also see aphid .

lacewing  Bulletin

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leafhopper nymphs present Geocoris punctipes

Bulletin

Big Eyed Bug
leafhopper high populations Garlic Barrier repellent, use with hot pepper
leafhopper determine populations yellow or blue sticky cards .
leafloopers, see moth, caterpillar . . .
leafminer 3rd instar larvae present in leaves, cooler temp Dacnusa sibirica  Bulletin leafminer parasite - wasp
leafminer 3rd instar larvae present in leaves, hot areas Diglyphus isea Bulletin leafminer parasite - wasp
leafminer high populations neem products BioNeem, Neemix
leafminer determine populations yellow or blue sticky cards .
leafroller, see moth caterpillar . . .
lice on animals Bug Arrest enzyme mix
lygus bug eggs present Anaphes iole Bulletin lygus bug egg parasite - wasp
Lygus, mites, bollworm, leafhopper, armyworm, aphids, tobacco budworm, cabbage looper eggs or nymphs present Geocoris punctipes

Bulletin

Big Eyed Bug
mealybug vine and citrus vine or citrus, adults preferred Anagyrus pseudococci Bulletin parasitic wasp
mealybug, citrus mealybug vine, citrus, comstock mealybug, 2nd, 3rd instars present Leptomastidea abnormis  Bulletin citrus mealybug parasite
mealybug, citrus mealybug citrus mealybug, 3rd instar and adult present Leptomastix dactylopii

Bulletin

citrus mealybug parasite
mealybugs . Cryptolaemus montrouzieri  Bulletin mealybug predator, crypts
mite, thrips . Ambyseius degenerans Bulletin predatory mite
mite, persea mite (avocados) active mites – check webbing Galandromus helveolus/annectens mix Bulletin predatory mite
mite, persea mite active mites – check webbing Neosieulus californicus Bulletin predatory mite
mite, persea mite (avocados) active mites – check webbing Galandromus helveolus/Neosieulus californicus    Bulletin predatory mite
mites mixed pests, high concentrations Chrysoperla carnea or C. rufilabris eggs, larvae, adult Bulletin Lacewing eggs, larvae, adult
mites mixed pests, high concentrations Coleomegilla maculata  Bulletin twelve-spotted lady beetle, pink lady beetle
mites hot dry >80ºF, <50% RH Galandromus occidentalis Bulletin predatory mite
mites mites and thrips Geocoris punctipes  Bulletin Big Eyed Bug
mites grapes, field crops, hot weather Scolothrips sexmaculatus Bulletin Predatory six-spotted thrips
mites high populations neem products neem oil
mites high populations Hot Pepper Wax .
mites on animals Bug Arrest enzyme mix
mites and thrips mites and thrips Amblyseius degenerans Bulletin predatory mite
mites, lower densities low density of pest mites, hotter, dryer than persimilis, interiorscapes Neoseiulus californicus  Bulletin predatory mite
mites, persea mite persea mite on avocado Neoseiulus californicus Bulletin predatory mite
mites, spider mites cool temperatures 50-70ºF Amblyseius fallacis Bulletin predatory mite
mites, spidermite on tomato, may damage plants greenhouse tomatoes, greenhouse flowers Dicyphus hesperus Bulletin predatory bug
mites, spidermites (humid areas) hot humid >80ºF, >70% RH Phytoseiulus macropilis  Bulletin predatory mite
mites, TSSM moderate cond 60-80ºF, >60% RH Phytoseiulus persimilis  Bulletin predatory mite
mites: cyclamen, broad mites and thrips, GH, field flowers, vegies Amblyseius cucumeris   Bulletin predatory mite
mites; spidermites hotter, dryer than persimilis, interiorscapes Mesoseiulus longipes (=Phytoseiulus longipes)  Bulletin predatory mite
mole cricket in soil Steinernema carpocapse  Bulletin parasitic nematode
mosquito larva in water Mosquito Dunks, Vectobac Bti
mosquito adults bat houses .
mosquito adults, repelling insect repellent .
mosquito adults, trapping EPAR, Dragonfly heat, CO2, attracts
moth, adult night flying adult bat houses .
moth, caterpillar high populations neem products neem oil
moth, caterpillar high populations Garlic Barrier repellent, use with hot pepper
moth, caterpillar (eggs, small larvae) mixed pests Coleomegilla maculata  Bulletin twelve-spotted lady beetle, pink lady beetle
moth, caterpillar, bollworm, armyworm, tobacco budworm, cabbage looper mixed pests Geocoris punctipes  Bulletin Big Eyed Bug
moth, caterpillar, cabbage looper, wide range of 1st instar loopers 1st instar loopers present Cotesia marginiventris  Bulletin cotesia
moth, caterpillar, diamondback moth diamondback moth Cotesia plutellae diamondback parasite
moth, caterpillar, navel orange worm, pink bollworm, codling moth, other moths moth larvae present Pentalitomastix plethoricus  Bulletin Navel Orange Worm Parasite
moth, caterpillars in soil or on field boxes, trunks Steinernema carpocapse Bulletin parasitic nematode
moth, caterpillars young moth larvae present Bacillis thuringiensis kurstaki strain, natural Troy BT-2WP, Condor WP
moth, caterpillars on cotton, corn, tomato moth larvae present, H. zea, H. virescens nuclear polyhedrosis virus Gemstar LC
moth, caterpillars, beet armyworm moth larvae present, nuclear polyhedrosis virus Spod-X
moth, caterpillars, beetle grubs moth larvae present Podisus maculiventris  Bulletin spined soldier bug
moth, caterpillars, moth larvae moth larvae present Bracon hebetor parasitic wasp
moth, codling moth eggs present granulo virus Virosoft CP4
moth, loopers on tomato moth larvae present Dicyphus hesperus  Bulletin predatory bug
moth, navel orangeworm moth larvae present Goniozus legneri wasps  Bulletin NOW parasite, Goniozus
moth; East coast trees and bogs moth eggs present, adults flying Trichogramma minutum  Bulletin lepodopteran egg parasite
moth; European cabbage butterfly moth eggs present, adults flying Trichogramma brassicae  Bulletin lepodopteran egg parasite
moth; orchards West of Rockies moth eggs present, adults flying Trichogramma platneri   Bulletin lepodopteran egg parasite
moth; Row crops, vineyards moth eggs present, adults flying Trichogramma pretiosum   Bulletin lepodopteran egg parasite
moth; Smaller moth eggs moth eggs present, adults flying, small moths Trichogrammatoidea bactrae  Bulletin lepodopteran egg parasite
nematode, plant feeding . Nemata, with chitin Bacillus chitinosporus
plant louse, see aphid . . .
roaches, see cockroach . . .
sawfly, rose slug larva, slug Heterorhabditis spp.  Bulletin nematode
scale crawlers present Cryptolaemus montrouzieri  Bulletin mealybug predator, crypts
scale crawlers present Hippodamia convergens  Bulletin ladybug beetles
scale any scale, esp hard scale Rhizobius  (=Lindorus) lopanthae beetles   Bulletin scale predator
scale, Black scale Black scale Metaphycus helvolus  Bulletin black scale predator
scale, red scale red scale Aphytis melinus Bulletin red scale parasite - wasp
shore fly in soil or algae film Steinernema feltiae  Bulletin parasitic nematode
silverfish determine populations sticky traps .
silverfish adults, nymphs Niban boric acid bait
slugs adults Sluggo bait Iron phosphate, active ingredient
slugs exclude from area or bed Snail Barr – copper strips copper
snail; brown garden snail snail young or eggs present Rumina decollata  Bulletin Decollate snails
snail; brown garden snail adults Sluggo bait Iron phosphate, active ingredient
snail; brown garden snail exclude from area or bed Snail Barr – copper strips copper
spider . indicator of good biocontrol – please don’t kill biocontrol in China with spiders http://www.solutions-site.org/cat11_sol29.htm
spider mite; 2-spotted GH or row crops, strawberry Feltiella acarisuga  Bulletin mite predator - midge
spider, black widow . conserve, protect long legged spiders, daddy longlegs they take food from black widow’s web and eventually dominate
spidermite . Mesoseiulus longipes  Bulletin predatory mite
spidermite . Neoseiulus californicus  Bulletin californicus, predatory mite
spidermite lower temperatures >50ºF Amblseius fallacis  Bulletin field mite
Spidermites higher concentrations Stethorus punctillum  Bulletin spider mite destroyer
Spidermites high concentrations Garlic Barrier repellent, use with hot pepper
termites in wood, inject into tunnels Bio-Blast Metarhizium anisopliae, insect pathogen
termites subterranean perimeter, inject into tunnels Termite Killer, nematode Steinernema carpocapse, strain T-14
thrips pupae in soil Heterorhabditis bacteriophora  Bulletin parasitic nematode
thrips, mites on leaves, flowers Amblyseius degenerans  Bulletin predatory mite
thrips on leaves, flowers Orius insidiosus  Bulletin Minute Pirate Bugs
thrips determine populations blue sticky traps .
thrips high populations Garlic Barrier .
thrips high populations neem products neem oil
thrips on tomato, may damage plants mixed pests Dicyphus hesperus  Bulletin predatory bug
thrips, scirtothrips pest on avocado scirtothrips pest on avocado Franklinothrips vespiformis Scirtothrips Predator,

vespiform thrips

thrips, Western flower and onion Western flower and onion Amblyseius cucumeris   Bulletin predatory mite
ticks on animals Bug Arrest enzyme mix
weevils in soil Heterorhabditis bacteriophora  Bulletin parasitic nematode
weevils, see beetles . . .
western flower thrips, WFT on leaves, flowers Hypoaspis miles  Bulletin predatory mites
whitefly high concentrations Delphastus pusillus  Bulletin whitefly predator
whitefly high concentrations Beauvaria bassiana, fungal pathogen Naturalis, Botanigard, Mycotech,
whitefly high population Garlic Barrier garlic extract
whitefly high population neem products neem oil, Neemix
whitefly moderate populations compost tea, apply foliar Microbe Brewer, Ceres
whitefly determine population yellow sticky traps
whitefly on tomato, may damage plants mixed pests Dicyphus hesperus  Bulletin predatory bug
whitefly; Greenhouse WF Greenhouse WF, lesser extent silverleaf Encarsia formosa  Bulletin Encarsia
whitefly; Silverleaf, sweet potato WF Silverleaf, sweet potato WF, lesser extent GH Eretmocerus californicus  Bulletin whitefly parasitic wasp
worms see moth, caterpillar . . .
yellow jacket adults Sagebrush trap bait with meat scraps