This past summer I had a large infestation of spider mites in my lawn and roses.I have tried many differnt types of insecticide with little result. Does any one know what works the best on mites? When and how often should it be applied
hmmm.. a miticide.. applied according to the label???
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ps: are we to rely on your ID???? .. spider mites in the lawn doesnt sound right .... but i havent finished my first coffee ... so not much sounds right , right now .. lol
pps: this link says: Mites are not insects; they are more closely related to ticks and spiders. Most mites are visible to the unaided eye and usually measure 1/8" or less in length. [http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/ent/notes/Urban/mites.htm]
and perhaps that is why INSECT-icides might not work .... especially if you are dancing around the light weight stuff ...
Here is a link that might be useful: link
Control of any garden pest means you need to know something about what you are trying to control. Spider mites are not really insects and spraying insecticides around to control them simply kills off any predators of those spider mites that might be around.
Spider mites become more of a problem in hot, dry weather because they then suck more plant juices which causes them to mate more which produces more of the wee buggers. The simplest means of control is to mist affected plants to raise the humidity around that plant.
The link below can be of some help.
Here is a link that might be useful: About Spider Mites