/// Kontos Insecticide Compatibility with Biological Controls
Kontos (spirotetramat) has shown great compatibility with most species of parasitoid and predators tested (see table below).
Kontos is a lipid synthesis inhibitor, affecting mostly the immature stages of insects and mites after they feed on treated plant tissues, and has little contact activity. Kontos drench or foliar applications have little or no negative impact on parasitic wasps and predatory beetles, predatory bugs and predatory mites commonly used in biological control.
Use Kontos to reduce initial pest populations before natural enemy releases, to preserve naturally occurring or released predators and parasitoids in greenhouses and nurseries or at the end of the season to clean up plants before shipment and delivery. When using Kontos with predatory mites, allow 7 days after foliar application before releasing predators, to ensure success.