Swirski-Mite for young thrips larvae

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TThe courier fee is included in the price.

Please note that this product should be ordered on its own for delivery. 

We are unable to deliver any other products together with it.


All orders received before Thursday afternoon (12:00) are processed and shipped the following Monday.

Predatory mite Amblyseius swirskii

Use Swirski-Mite for:

  • Young larvae of various thrips species
  • Eggs and larvae of whitefly


500 ml bottle, contains 50,000 predatory mites

Each bottle with dosage cap contains predatory mites (nymphs and adults) mixed with bran.

When to use Swirski-Mite?

Use Swirski-Mite for biological pest control of young larvae of various thrips species, eggs and larvae of whitefly (both Trialeurodes vaporariorum and Bemisia tabaci) and tarsonemid mites (Polyphagotarsonemus latus). Use Swirski-Mite as a preventive method and when the first signs of a pest appear.

How does Swirski-Mite work?

Adult predatory mites search for their prey or wait for it to pass by and subsequently feed on their prey.

Application Swirski-Mite

  • Turn and shake the bottle gently before use
  • Press in the centre of the cap to open the dosage hole
  • Sprinkle material on leaves
  • Choose at least 4,000 introduction points per hectare, evenly distributed over the total surface
  • Use (Mini)-Air(o)bug if necessary for the mechanical distribution of Swirski-Mite

Precaution: application of this product can cause sensitization or allergic reactions, we therefore advise to take the necessary precautions.

Best working conditions Swirski-Mite

The predatory mite is not susceptible to diapause and therefore can also be introduced during the winter time. It is tolerant to high temperatures; a swirskii population starts to develop when the temperatures during the day regularly exceed 20-22°C.


Biological beneficials have a very short life expectancy and therefore need to be introduced into the crop as soon as possible after receipt. Failure to do so can have a negative impact on their quality. In case you do need to store Swirski-Mite, please follow the instructions below. Koppert B.V. is not liable for any loss of quality if the product is stored for longer than recommended and/or under incorrect conditions.

  • Storage after receipt: 1-2 days
  • Storage temperature: 12-14°C/50-60°F
  • In the dark
  • Provide ventilation to prevent CO2 accumulation


The information given below is merely indicative. Tailored advice can be provided if information is available on the local factors that need to be taken into account, such as the crop, the climate conditions and the level of infestation.

Interval (days)
Remarksstart when thrips or whitefly is present

infested areas only, always in combination with other beneficials


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Swirski-Mite for young thrips larvae