Any advice for treating bamboo mites in NW?
We've put in several bamboo varieties at our home in Seattle. Our first planting was golden bamboo given to us by a friend. We installed root barrier and it's growing great, but those plants carried bamboo mites. The mites are now spreading to the Phyllostachys aureosulcata alata that we put in last year.
The plants are fine except for the really unattractive yellow striping of the leaves. Is there anyone, especially in this region, who has had success in dealing with these little buggers? Last year I started spraying with the dishsoap/veg oil combo some recommend, but it didn't seem to make a difference. Anyone have success with that or other remedies? I want those green leaves back!