Trichogramma Beneficial Wasps, Pre-Paid Certificate - Organic Control


This product is available in-store only.

Purchase this certificate and redeem online or by phone to have beneficial Trichogramma wasps sent straight to your door, ready to emerge and destroy undesirable caterpillars such as Gypsy Moth larvae, Tomato Horn Worms, and more.

The tiny Trichogramma are the best known of all egg parasites. They attack over 200 species of pest insects and have been successfully used against most caterpillars in all kinds of habitats throughout the world.  These tiny egg parasites are packaged one card-square to a cup. Each card-square has a colony of approximately 4,000 moth eggs glued onto it.

Life Cycle: The Trichogramma lays their eggs inside the eggs of lepidopterous pests (its host). One to fifty eggs will be deposited, depending on the size of the egg to be parasitized. When the Trichogramma eggs hatch into larvae inside the pest egg, they immediately feed upon the immature pests killing them before they are able to hatch.

The Trichogramma completes its development inside the pest egg and emerges as an adult. Then the cycle begins again. Trichogramma, as an egg parasite, is immediately effective in its action, since it kills the individual pests before they can damage a plant. But its effectiveness goes beyond this initial control. By suppressing the hatching of large numbers of lepidopterous pests, other naturally occurring beneficial insects will now be able to effectively control any surviving or migrating pest worms.

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