MatsuBonsai wrote:I've used a product called "Ultra-Fine" (http://www.entomology.umn.edu/cues/mnla/UFO.pdf) with great success.
For stronger applications I've also had success with a Bayer product, Bayer Advanced 3-in-1 (http://www.bayeradvanced.com/tree-shrub ... te-control).
lewisjk wrote:Increasingly, spider mites are resistant to pesticides, and the more we use, the more resistant they become. Some insects are like that.
However, spider mites can be controlled by the occasional HARD spray of water into the foliage (careful you don't spray the soil out of he pot!). They do not like moisture in the foliage.
Of course, too much moisture in the foliage too often is begging for a fungus infection, so once in a while is sufficient.
rbecker28 wrote:Thank you for your suggestions for treating spider mites on Juniper. I have used 2 applications of Bayers Advanced and will apply another today. I used this first because I had it on hand for treating Chilie thrips on Buttonwood. It looks a little better but it's hard to tell for sure yet. I will definitely start using the water spray periodically to maybe avoid the problem in the future.
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