Koppert Thripex-V (Predatory Mite for Thrips Control)


£24.20 ex VAT
£29.04 inc VAT
3-5 Working Days

Thripex-V (Neoseiulus cucumeris; Predatory mite)

For the control of thrips

Can survive on pollen or other prey

Use Thripex-V for:


Young larvae of various thrips species


Do not use in tomato

Product specifications:

1,000 ml bottle, contains 50,000 mites

Each bottle contains predatory mites mixed with vermiculite and a fraction of bran

When to use Thripex-V?

Use Thripex-V for biological pest control of various thrips species. Hatching eggs and the first larval stage. Predatory mites also eat certain other pest mite species, such as broad mite and cyclamen mite, as well as honeydew and pollen.

How does Thripex-V work?

Predatory mites pierce their prey with their sucking mouthparts and suck out the contents.

How to use Thripex-V?


  • Turn and shake the bottle gently before use

  • Bottle: Push the centre of the cap to open the dosage hole

  • Bucket: Use a spoon to distribute Thripex, 2-3 ml per rockwool block, opposite of the trickler

  • Sprinkle material on leaves our put small heaps on rockwool slabs

  • Make sure the material remains on the introduction site for at least a few hours after introduction

  • Choose at least 4,000 introduction points per hectare, evenly distributed over the total surface

  • Can also be applied with (Mini)-Air(o)bug


The dosage of Thripex-V depends on climate, crop and pest density and should always be adjusted to the particular situation. Start introduction as soon as the first pest mites are detected in the crop. Introduction rates typically range from 50-500 per m2/release. Releases should be repeated if necessary. Consult a Koppert advisor or a recognized distributor of Koppert products for advice on the best strategy for your situation.

Combined use

Can be combined with Orius spp.. Do not combine with other generalist predatory mites (Amblyseius swirskii, Amblydromalus limonicus, Transeius montdorensis, Amblyseius andersoni).

Please note that Thripex contains grain mites and bran. These mites might cause slight damage to some crops, especially with a large number of mites and high humidity. Therefore consult your supplier prior to using Thripex and it is recommended to carry out a small field test to monitor the effects.'Thripex in vermiculite' is the safest product for sensitive crops.


Application of this product can cause sensitization or allergic reactions, we therefore advise to take the necessary precautions.

Best working conditions for Thripex-V

Neoseiulus cucumeris is most effective at temperatures between 15 and 25°C (59 and 77°F). It is not effective at temperatures above 30°C/86°F. Neoseiulus cucumeris is sensitive to relative humidity below 70%.


Biological beneficials have a very short life expectancy and therefore need to be introduced to the crop as soon as possible after receipt. Failure to do so can have a negative impact on their quality. In case you do need to store Thripex-V, please follow the instructions below. Koppert B.V. is not liable for any loss of quality if the product is stored for longer than recommended and/or under incorrect conditions.

  • Storage time after receipt: Apply on day of receipt

  • Storage temperature: 8-10°C/47-50°F.

  • Storage conditions: In the dark, bottles horizontally

The information given above is merely indicative. Tailored advice can be provided if information is available on the local factors that need to be taken into account, such as the crop, the climate conditions and the level of infestation. For the correct approach, please consult our team.

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