PredaLure is a pheromone lure that attracts and keeps beneficial insects in your crops and gardens, feeding on destructive insect pests and reducing the need for insecticides. These include lacewings (Chrysopa), lady beetles (Coccinella), various syrphids (flower or hover flies), Orius, Geocoris, Phytoseiulus, Stethorus and other beneficials.
Encapsulated in a controlled release packet, the propietary membrane releases effective rates of the attractant for several weeks. In an orchard, field crop, nursery, place PredaLure dispenser at crop height equidistant from each other or in "hot spots" where control is needed. Rates depend on crop and environment.
Attract and retain predatory insects in your crop or garden. Use with Ephestia eggs and Wheast to reward the beneficials that are attracted. Maintaining floral resources year-round will also maintain a greater population of beneficial insects.
Lacewing: Larvae of lacewings are generalist predators and attack almost any soft-bodied insect such as aphids, mites, whiteflies, mealybugs, thrips, scale crawlers, caterpillars, psyllids and eggs of all. Each larva can kill 30-50 aphids per day.
Lady beetle: Aggressive predator of aphids, mites, scale crawlers, caterpillar and beetle eggs, and larvae, particularly Colorado potato beetle. Syrphids (flower or hover flies). Adult flies feed on pollen and nectar, whereas larvae feed on all soft-bodied insects. Larvae can consume 200–800 aphids in a 7–10 day period. They play an important role in suppressing populations of phytophagous insects.