Black mites(?) on picked raspberries?
My fall raspberries are just starting to be ripe and after being picked, we have found a teeny black bug in the container of about 20 raspberries. I had the same problem last year with the same location. Are these some sort of mite? They are about the size of a grain of sand and crawl around the fruit/bowl very quickly. The kids are a bit grossed out about them.
If mites, is there a good spray with a low PHI that I can spray? I have never sprayed anything on this section of raspberries that were planted last spring.
And wow, a whole lot of bumblebees are pollinating the plants. I can't imagine being afraid of bees and trying to pick from fall raspberries.