Spical Predatory mite Neoseiulus californicus

Use Spical for:
  • two spotted spider mite
  • fruit spider mite
  • citrus red mite
  • begonia mite
  • broad mite

250 ml bottle with dosage-plug, containing 5,000 predatory mites
500 ml bottle, containing 25,000 predatory mites

Each bottle contains predatory mites (all mobile stages) mixed with inert carrier material

General information

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When to use Spical?

Use Spical for biological pest control of:

  • two spotted spider mite (Tetranychus urticae)
  • fruit spider mite (Panonychus ulmi)
  • citrus red mite (Panonynchus citri)
  • begonia mite (Tarsonemus pallidus)
  • broad mite (Polyphagotarsonemus latus)

Introduce Spical if pest presence is suspected or at the first sign of pest presence. Use Spidex for hotspot treatment.

How does Spical work?

Adult predatory mites, nymphs and larvae actively search for their prey and consume them.

How to use Spical

Application Spical

  • Turn and shake the bottle gently before use
  • Sprinkle material on leaves
  • (Mini)-Air(o)bug can be used for mechanical distribution of Spical
  • Neoseiulus californicus tolerates a range of chemical pesticides
  • Always use Spical in conjunction with Spidex

Precautions: In case of mechanical application inhalation of the product may cause sensitization. A dust mask is recommended as protection for operators and people working near place of application. 

Best working conditions Spical

Neoseiulus californicus tolerates high temperatures and low humidity.


Biological beneficials have a very short life expectancy and therefore need to be introduced into 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 Spical, please follow the instructions below. Koppert B.V. is not liable for any loss of quality if the product is stored for longer and/or under different conditions than recommended.

  • Storage after receipt: 1-2 days
  • Storage temperature: 8-10°C/47-50°F
  • In the dark (bottles horizontally)


The information given below 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 a Koppert specialist or a recognized distributor of Koppert products.

Spical preventive light curative heavy curative
Rate 25/m² 100/m² 200/m²
m²/unit 1.000 250 125
Interval (days) 21 - -
Frequency - 1x 1x
Remarks - Use with Spidex Use with Spidex

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