Being Selective with Your Insecticide is Key in Controlling Spider Mites

Garpiel StaffNews, The "Tree Man" Report

Spider mites can be a major pest in many landscapes but fortunately they are controllable. With properly timed sprays, spider mite populations can be kept in check. It is also important to use the right chemical when managing spider mites. A specific miticide must be used because it targets only the mites.

When a broad spectrum insecticide is used, it not only targets the mites but also the mite predators. This results in the mites coming back even worse than they were to start with because there are no natural predators to help manage them.