A hobby greenhouse is ideal for retaining heat for a long time, even when the sun no longer shines. This makes plants very happy. And this is noticeable because they grow a lot faster than in the open air. Another advantage is that the hobby greenhouse protects your plants against outside weather influences and snacking birds. But an animal can fit through every crack! It is therefore important to provide the hobby greenhouse with the right natural enemies to prevent pests.
Aphids, thrips, spider mites and whiteflies are the most common pests in the hobby greenhouse. The pests mentioned, just like the cheerful plants, prefer a warm climate to develop further.
A variety of natural enemies is very important to combat the risk of various pests. Below we briefly discuss which pest can be controlled with which natural enemy:
Combating aphids with gall midge, Myza
Myza contains pupae of the gall midge. Adult mosquitoes emerge from the pupae. And no, they don't sting or bite you! But they do lay eggs with the aphids. The hatched larvae immediately start eating all kinds of aphids.
Want to know more about Myza? Then read more on the Myza product page .
Combat whitefly with parasitic wasps, Mosi
Mosi contains two different types of parasitic wasps that detect whiteflies very easily. The parasitic wasps actively look for whitefly larvae and lay their eggs in them. The whitefly larva does not survive and a young parasitic wasp emerges from the parasitized fly after a month. And that's not all, because the parasitic wasps also eat the whitefly larvae. Two birds...uhh parasitic wasps with one stone!
Want to know more about Mosi? You will find more information on the Mosi product page .
Combating thrips with predatory mites, Irski
A greenhouse easily has a temperature of around 25 degrees and that is perfect for Irski's appetite. He eats 4 thrips of larvae per day. Perfect to nip a starting pest in the bud. In addition to thrips, he also likes a snack of whitefly or spider mites.
Want to know more about Irski? Then read more on this page:
Combat spider mites with predatory mite, NicusThis Hero likes a little bit of everything. Nicus is known as a generalist, but spider mites are and remain his favorite snack. Nicus can eat up to 160 spider mite eggs in its lifetime . For that reason it is perfect for preventive protection against spider mites. The predatory mite continues to breed in its bag, protecting your plants against spider mites for a longer period of time.
Want to know more about Nicus? Detailed information can be found on the product page .
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