Spider mites

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by junglegal, Oct 31, 2010.

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  1. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

    St. Pete FL
    I'm starting to see some activity with our drier cooler weather. So far I've been able to keep them at bay by spraying the leaves daily. In a few weeks I plan to wrap my screened room in greenhouse film. I'm worried that the mites will be a problem when the crotons are housed in there. Besides daily misting, should I be treating them with them with something? I've heard Ray speak of the bayer 3 in one product. Would this be the best course of action?
  2. Borgy230

    Borgy230 Active Member

    Miami Beach
    I have also had problems with spider mites recently since its been so dry, and this is with plants in the garden that are in the ground!!

    I use the bayer 3 in 1 on all my crotons for the scale, it works amazingly, has the highest concentration of the key ingredient thats in Merit.
    I still have had spider mites on plants that have been treated with this though.
  3. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

    south Tampa, Bokeelia
    After a few applications, it's good to spray with something else. If you only use the 3 in 1, the mites develop a tolerance and become immune to the Imidacloprid.
  4. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

    South Florida, USA
    And.....if I'm not mistaken, there's four stages to the life of a spidermite. And most insecticides are NOT listed to kill all four stages. That's why it's good to use at least two different miticides/insecticides.

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