Juniper with spider mites

hemmy

Omono
Messages
1,057
Reaction score
1,306
Location
NE KS (formerly SoCal 10a)
USDA Zone
6a
HOWEVER! if you do, still get mites coming back (continue vigilant tests), Malathion is a good chemical to target mites.
I’d look into this further before using it on mites. They are arachnids not insects and as such the most directed and effective chemical sprays are miticides ($$$). I love the smell of the malathion, but many experts are recognizing the damaging impact of broadcast spraying certain insecticides has on beneficial predators and can make mite infestations worse.

I like forced water sprays and targeted insecticidal soap to get a handle on mites. On one tree, it should be able to get under control.
 

Japonicus

Masterpiece
Messages
3,826
Reaction score
5,044
Location
Western West Virginia AHS heat zone 6
USDA Zone
6ab
I’d look into this further before using it on mites. They are arachnids not insects and as such the most directed and effective chemical sprays are miticides ($$$). I love the smell of the malathion, but many experts are recognizing the damaging impact of broadcast spraying certain insecticides has on beneficial predators and can make mite infestations worse.

I like forced water sprays and targeted insecticidal soap to get a handle on mites. On one tree, it should be able to get under control.
I’ve been using it for many years rotating with insecticidal soap.
Mites are listed as targets on label. Don’t care for the smell though.
Insecticidal soap comes with a particular caution of its own, Do NOT use on transplants on the label.
 
Top Bottom