Eretmocerus eremicus is a parasitic wasp that can be used in many crops to control both the tobacco/silverleaf/sweet potato whitefly (Bemisia tabaci) and the greenhouse whitefly (Trialeurodes vaporarium). For the most effective control, it is recommended to introduce Eretmocerus while whitefly populations are low, or combine them with a whitefly predator for hotspot management.
Sold in the form of parasitized whitefly mummies.
Why Use Biologicals?
One of the primary benefits of using beneficial insect release is that the process avoids chemical pest control methods such as pesticides. While pesticides are effective at controlling and eliminating pests, some plants and beneficial insects like bees can be affected negatively. Beneficial insects are a natural, organic, and environmentally sustainable way to control pests.
How to order
TerraLink orders beneficials every Tuesday morning for delivery the following week. Order cut-off time is 4:30 pm Monday. Fly parasite orders are placed every other Thursday for delivery the following Wednesday. Email your order to the TerraLink Order Desk or call 1-800-661-4559.