spider mites - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Lynne Schwartz
savannah, Ge
Question by lynne138
September 22, 2009
How can I control mites on my camellias?Should I spray with an all seasons dormant oil now or is it too hot ? I live in Savannah GA.


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Answer from NGA
September 22, 2009

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Summer oils, or white oil emulsions, control scale insects, aphids and spider mites by enveloping them in a film that interferes with their respiration. However, these sprays can injure plants if temperatures are exceedingly hot or drop below freezing soon after application. I think it's still too hot in Savannah to spray now. To be on the safe side, read the label of the product for restrictions on timing and application rates.

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