Broad Mites and Russet Mites are tiny creatures that are not visible with naked eyes. These small insects can cause a big damage to your garden because they are hard to identify at start of infestation. You can only perceive their presence when plants start showing noticeable damage. Broad Mites and Russet Mites suck plant sap and leaves of host plant turn yellow, discoloured and curled. Often their symptoms can be confused with TMV (Tobacco mosaic virus) or nutrient deficiencies. Main distinct indication of broad Mites or russet Mites damage is its glossy or ''wet'' appearance. Usually they invade bottom part of the plant at first and then move to the other parts. These small sized mites may assemble in flowers or flower buds where they can successfully cover up and do extraordinary harm. On the off chance that left unchecked, these bugs will in the long run suck sap of the whole plant leaving an unhealthy almost dead plant.
These mites mostly found and invade plants in growing areas of California north, Oregon, Florida and other states. Most specifically they attack tomato and cannabis growing areas.
Broad Mites and Russet Mites can make their way to your garden and transfer from one plant to other plant through wind. Plants are more susceptible to their attack when under any kind of stress. Like most of the other plant infestations warm and humid conditions are optimum for their spread and reproduction. They live in groups, lay eggs inside different plant parts and reproduce rapidly producing many generations per season.
It is crucial to frequently monitor your plants and identify presence of any insect or damage symptom. Because it’s better to control a problem before it covers entire plant becoming uncontrollable.
To get rid of mites, spray a suitable miticide/insecticide in your garden daily, in case of severe infestation. Also keep in mind to spray before turning the lights off. Healthy Harvest Hydroponics and Horticulture Supplies have range of products that are effective to suppress and control mites and other bugs. We offer organic and fast action insecticides /miticides at lowest price to ensure healthy plants and happy you!