Bedding plants

Biocontrol and Integrated Crop Management products for your hanging baskets, ornamentals

Biocontrols For Your Bedding Plants Crop

Individual species or varieties may only suffer from one or two of the pests listed below, while others suffer from a wider range of pests. There may also be pests that are specific to some ornamental plants which are listed below. Tolerance of pests may be very low for aesthetic reasons, and biological control agents need to be chosen and used carefully to achieve control.

Pest Name

Scientific Name

Suitable Products

Western Flower Thrips,
Chili Thrips and other species

Frankliniella occidentalis,
Scirtothrips dorsalis

Fungus gnats & Shore flies

Bradysia spp.

Aphids (small spp.): Green peach, black
melon, tobacco aphid

Aphis gossypii, Myzus
persicae, Myzus nicotianae

Aphids (larger spp.):
Potato, foxglove aphid

Macrosiphum euphorbiae,
Aulacorthum solani

Two -spotted spider mites

Tetranychus urticae


Liriomyza trifolii

Broad mites

Polyphagotarsonemus latus

Sweetpotato, greenhouse whiteflies

Trialeurodes vaporariorum
and/or Bemisia tabaci