Bamboo plants also suffer from common spider mites, but bamboo mites that penetrate the underside of the leaves and suck juices are more destructive.
Excessive invasion of pests can impair photosynthesis, causing bamboo to turn yellow-green.
Bamboo mites are recognized for their leash, and are usually found on the dark mats underneath the bamboo leaves.
Unlike the loose, messy webs produced by common spider mites, the webs are large and tightly woven.
You can usually see ticks splashing under the webbing.
How to kill bamboo spider mites
Small invasion of bamboo spider mites can be controlled with insecticidal soaps, pyrethrin-based sprays, or contact pesticides.
However, sprays are usually not effective against serious infestations, as the plant’s height and clumping properties do not allow the substance to reach pests
. In addition, it is difficult to reach ticks that hide under a dense leash.
Systemic insecticides approved as bamboo mites are often more effective in controlling bamboo mites because they are absorbed throughout the plant and kill pests as food.
Since pesticides do not kill newly laid eggs, they usually require repeated application.
Oil sprays that kill adults, larvae and eggs are effective when applied in a timely manner.
Many growers need good luck with carnivorous ticks. There are several types in the United States.
In general, bamboo mite control requires an integrated approach.
Most importantly, take a closer look at the bamboo plants before bringing them into your garden.
Some garden centers do not recognize the importance of the problem.