Post by mrflytrap2 on Jun 3, 2008 19:24:44 GMT -10
I now have my first mite infection that I need to deal with. Any recommendations for US mite killing products? I used Bayer Advance Garden Rose and Garden insect killer for aphids, but what do others use to control mites? I'm thinking of setting up a dunk tank, to set neps in for a few hours. But I don't think it'd be that practice / effective for the number of neps that should be treated.
Last Edit: Jun 3, 2008 20:01:51 GMT -10 by mrflytrap2
Post by rainforest on Apr 11, 2009 7:43:41 GMT -10
If you keep the foliages rather wet, this can help curb down on their populations. I have seen good results with a variety of mixed insecticides alternated after one another in weekly applications. Using a miticide can really make a difference. When used to kill mites, you feel as if the miticide had a fertilizer booster in it, as plants respond back with sudden bursts of growth and activity.
But the cost of miticides are the most pricey of all pesticides. Avid, Cinnamite and Aqual-Flo to name a few.
i recently saw what looked like a fast moving-slender scale bug on my neps (i think they might have been whitefly nymphs). i bought and used some neem oil spray- next day the scale bugs were dead or gone, but i noticed some tiny orange mites slowly crawling on the undersides of the leaves. i'm hoping the neem works on them too- if it doesn't i'll up the ante. anybody have experience with neem oil and mites?