Mites in the soil - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by rhondawinter
April 30, 2010
how would I get mites or prevent mites from getting into my potted plants soil. there outside plants. and how would I get ride of them and keep them away if some of the plants I want to do organic? thanks


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Answer from NGA
April 30, 2010

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If you see tiny insects in the soil surface, they can be mites, springtails or even fungus gnats. All feed and breed in decaying organic matter. The easiest control is to drench the potting soil with Gnatrol or Insecticidal soap. Both are considered acceptable to organic growers. Be sure to apply according to label directions.

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