Fallacis is an extremely effective spider mite predator. It is the most effective preventer of spider mites available. In long term crops usually one application at a rate of 1 to 2 mites per square meter is enough to achieve multi-year spider mite control. In starving conditions, fallacis is a generalist, capable of feeding on many other pests, especially their eggs. If no pest is present, fallacis will survive on wind-blown pollen.
In outdoor applications, it is best applied at the end of the summer, allowing it to build up slightly, then over-wintering with the pest. We have not found a mite that fallacis will not control.
Fallacis is comfortable walking on the ground, so it will disperse evenly throughout any crop.
This Biocontrol was developed by Howard Thistlewood and Jay Whistlecraft of Ag Canada.