Asian bean thrips (ABT) are at such low populations that growers are not recommended to apply insecticides at this point, according to University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
ABT have been detected via traps in southeastern Hendry County, at a rate of less than 0.03 ABT per trap per week. It is 1/10 of last year’s levels. They have not been detected in any other locations, other than a single ABT south of Moore Haven.
More management information can also be found on the Asian Bean Thrips Website.