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  • Mites on Bamboo

    Created by Linda on

    Reading an article from Oregon State University it sounds like Phytoseiulis persimilis can be effective for heavier infestations of mites. My bamboo (area 25’l x 6’w x 20′ h) is infested and I’d like to try alternatives to pesticides. Can you provide insight? Thanks!

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    E. Vinje
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    Linda –

    Predatory Mites (Phytoseiulus persimilis) are an effective biological control for use against the two spotted spider mite. The predatory mite can only survive on two spotted spider mites (Tetranychus spp). I have included a link to our Spider Mite Control page below. Hope it helps!

    Note: On severely infested plants it is important that you reduce the pest infestation prior to releasing predators. Consider spraying with an insecticidal soap or other non-residual insect control. If only a few plants are infested, consider removing them.

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