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Maureen writes,

I suspect spider mites, what do you recommend?

I have 2 Alberta Spruce that have turned brown and lost needles. I suspect spider mites, what do you recommend?


Talstar P works well for both the mature and the immature spider mites. Talstar P 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 those of other products  that have different modes of action in control programs that are designed  to manage resistance by twospotted spider mites. Consult your local Cooperative Extension Service for resistance management recommendations in your region.

Answer last updated on: 04/02/2010

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