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Q.I Have Insects on My Azalea Plant but They Are Not Red Spider Mites

Zone 4 ? | debbiesue29 added on November 11, 2012 | Answered

They are orange, oval looking spider mites on the stems of my azalea. How do I get rid of them? I’ve sprayed with soap but didn’t work. I want to bring it inside and try for blooms over winter. Please can you help me? Thank you debbiesue29

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Answered on November 12, 2012
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Answered on November 11, 2012

It sounds like you have 'two-spotted' mites, The only thing I've ever used that really works is a miticide. This is not an "insecticide". You should be able to find one at your local garden center or greenhouse. The type I have used is a 3 in 1, fungicide,, insecticide & miticide. Always use according to package directions. (Soap works on the ones that get sprayed, not the new ones just hatched.)

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