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Spider Mite Control
There are over 1,200 species of spider mite in the world. However, the two-spotted spider mite is the most common spider mite.
Two-spotted spider mites are easily identified by the two "spots" on their back. These mites feed on the underside of leaves causing the stippling damage. In addition, spider mite activity is visible in the tight webs that are formed under leaves and along stems. Spider mites thrive in high heat and low humidity.
So what works best for Spider Mite control?...
There are many species of predatory mites used for spider mite control; however, the most common are Phytoseiulus persimilis and Neoseiulus californicus. P. persimilis strictly feeds on two-spotted spider mites, which makes it a curative treatment. Neoseiulus fallacis, Amblyseius cucumeris, Amblyseius andersoni, and Amblyseius swirskii are also great options for spider mite control.
Phytoseiulus persimilis: Two-Spotted Spider Mites.
Neoseiulus californicus: Two Spotted Spider Mites, Broad Mites, Cyclamen Mites, Russet Mites, Rust Mites. Works well in High Heats! Generalist, with a slow eating habit, which allows them to last longer without a food source. Works well as preventative care!
Neoseiulus fallacis: European Red Mite, Two-Spotted Spider Mites, Spruce Spider Mites and Southern Red Mites, Broad Mites, Rust Mites and Cyclamen Mites. Works well in Northern climates as well as Cooler climates. Native to the USA.
Amblyseius cucumeris: Western Flower Thrips, Onion Thrips, Cyclamen Mites, Broad Mites, Rust Mites, Two-Spotted Spider Mites and Russet Hemp Mites. Preventative Spider Mite control.
Amblyseius andersoni: Broad Mites, Cyclamen Mites, Russet Hemp Mites and Two-Spotted Spider Mites. Works well in High Heats! Russet Hemp Mite Predator! Generalist mite predator that attacks many species of Spider Mites.
Amblyseius swirskii: Broad Mites, Russet Hemp Mites, Thrips, Whitefly eggs, Spider Mites, Tarsonemid Mites.