spider mites already
I've been weeding in my flower bed the last couple of days and had noticed that one of my well established siberian irises was taking forever to come up; I thought it was odd, because there was pretty much 0 chance it winter killed. So today I looked at it more closely, it is coming up, but slowly. There seemed to be quite a bit of fine webbing on it. And after picking away for a few minutes I looked at my fingers; there was orangey stuff on them(squished mites I think)
Yuck. Should I try to control these, or am I better off digging out the plant and getting rid of it(sealed back to the dump I guess, or burn it) before it spreads to any more of my perennials? I'm terrified of an infestation, my sister had one another year and had a terrible time controling it after it got out of hand.