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Glenn from Williamsport, Pa. writes,
07/05/2015:

Can I get rid of spider mites in dwarf alberta spruce trees?

They infect not only the trees but almost every flowering plant we put in pots on our porch.

Answer:

Talstar works well for both the mature and the immature spider mites. It provides optimal spider mite control when applied during spring to mid-summer. Higher application rates and/or more frequent treatments may be required for acceptable spider mite control during mid- to late-summer. The addition of a surfactant or horticultural oil may increase the effectiveness of Talstar. Talstar applications may be rotated with  other products that have different modes of action in control programs that are designed to manage resistance by two-spotted spider mites. Consult your local Cooperative Extension Service for resistance management recommendations in your region.

Answer last updated on: 07/05/2015

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