Spider Mites in Boxwood Plants - Knowledgebase Question

Wenatchee, Wa
Question by mryflink
October 2, 2009
How do we get rid of the spider mite webs in our boxwood plants?

Answer from NGA
October 2, 2009


Although unattractive, spider mite damage rarely causes plant death so you may just want to hose the pests off your boxwoods. To discourage them next year periodically hose off your boxwoods. Natural predators can help control spidermites or you can use dormant sprays of horticultural oil or insecticidal soaps to kill the overwintering eggs (on the lower leaf surfaces).

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