Handy Tips

Handy Tips and Advice For Biological Pest Control

Successful biological pest control is easy if you follow a few simple guidelines:

  • Correctly identify the pest, as biological controls are specific to the pest they deal with.
  • Introduce biological controls as soon as the first pests are seen, temperatures are warm enough and light levels are suitable.
  • Keep pest populations down by using SB Plant Invigorator if temperatures are too low to introduce biological controls.
  • Use biological controls according to the instructions.
  • With the exception of Nematodes,which can be kept in a fridge at 5C for a short time, biological controls should be used on the day of receipt.
  • Remember to be patient, biological controls must establish themselves and build up in numbers before they start to reduce the pest population. This may take a few weeks.
  • DO NOT spray the area to be treated with any pesticides. All leave residues which can harm biological controls for many months. If you are unsure - send us an e-mail to help@defenders.co.uk.

WARNING:

ALL PRODUCTS MUST BE RELEASED ON DELIVERY FOR BEST RESULTS