One simple application in the area to be controlled.
Cinnabar are self locating, they will seek out ragwort, searching wide areas to locate clusters and even individual plants.
Native to the UK, Cinnabar breed many times faster than ragwort. Once established at breeding densities, Cinnabar can continue to breed and re-emerge year after year as long as ragwort continues to germinate.
As a part of our natural environment, Cinnabar are able to control ragwort without any negative impact, leaving other wild flowers undamaged, whilst enhancing the natural food chain as they in turn die each year.
Cinnabar do not require permission to cross a boundary to eat the flowering ragwort on neighbouring land. They find ragwort and eat it wherever it stands.
One simple application minimises risks and requires very few safety precautions.
Cinnabar are safely used in agricultural environments, they will not attack commercial crops.
Once breeding densities have been established, Cinnabar multiply to the limit of the available food. Ragwort becomes the currency of its own control. As the area controlled by Cinnabar expands, other methods will not be required.