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ORIUSforce™ 

ORIUSforce™

The common name for Orius insidiosus is the minute pirate bug.

Although primarily used for thrips control, Orius are generalist predators. They will kill/eat a wide variety of tiny arthropod pests.

Please do not use them on their own to control any pest species. However, in combination with other appropriate BCAs, they are very effective at helping to reduce many pests’ populations.

Thrips spp

Mites spp

Aphids spp

Many soft-bodied pests

Vegetable Crops

Fruit Crops

Ornamental Crops

Hemp/Cannabis

Tree & Shrub Nursery

Greenhouses

Indoor Facilities

Fields

Gardens

Orchards

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
PRODUCT
PACKAGE SIZE Filler/Carrier
LIFE STAGES
PRODUCT CODE
ORIUSforce™ – 500
4oz Bottle w/ Vermiculite
Adults
O15
ORIUSforce™ – 500
4oz Bottle w/ Buckwheat
Adults
O15-BW
ORIUSforce™ – 1,000
8oz Bottle w/ Vermiculite
Adults
OIM
ORIUSforce™ – 1,000
8oz Bottle w/ Buckwheat
Adults
OIN
ORIUSforce™ – 5,000
16oz Bottle w/ Vermiculite
Adults
OIM2
ORIUSforce™ – 5,000
16oz Bottle w/ Buckwheat
Adults
OIM2-BW
RELEASE RATES
CLASSIFICATION
RELEASE INFORMATION
With Existing Pest Population
2-5 per sq. ft., only calculating hot spots
Comments
Orius can also be sustained on banker plants, with purple flash ornamental peppers and/or Alyssum. Ask a Beneficial Insectary IPM specialist for details about this system.

CANNABIS ALERT: Release rate suggestions on these pages are usually not sufficient for cannabis growers. For cannabis release rates contact us.

Life Cycle

EGG STAGE
NYMPHAL STAGES
ADULT STAGE