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I have something on arborvitae that causes fine webbing all over

Zone Eastern Massachusetts | Swendel added on May 19, 2014 | Answered

I have something on arborvitae that causes fine webbing all over the bush and it dries up and dies. What is it and how do I get rid of it? It's happened with other types of evergreen bushes.

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roseman
Answered on May 19, 2014

It sure sounds like a Spider Mite infestation problem. Spraying the shrubs with a good Miticide is highly recommended. Not just a plain insecticide as that just eliminates the Spider Mites natural enemies and makes the infestation worse. Check out these links:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/spider-mite-treatment.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/roses/rose-spider-mites.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/common-mites-affecting-plants.htm

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