Pea Plants

Small Black Mite Looking Bugs on My Peas

jackson_gi added on August 8, 2015 | Answered

I have small black mite looking bugs on my peas. Any thoughts? Peas are 5 weeks old and small black looking mites on leaves and stem. Can be wiped off with hand. Co-op says to use pyrethrin.

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Answered on August 8, 2015

Without a photo, it's hard for me to identify the insect, but I am going to assume it's spider mites. Here are some articles that will tell you how to tackle this pest. Pyrethrin is an option, however, and these articles will give you additional options:

Happy gardening!

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