Pepper-Spider mite

Tetranychus spp.

Pest description and crop damage

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Biology and life history

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Management-chemical control: HOME USE

  • azadirachtin (neem oil)-Some formulations are OMRI-listed for organic use.
  • bifenthrin
  • insecticidal soap-Some formulations are OMRI-listed for organic use.
  • plant-derived essential oils (such as clove, garlic or rosemary)-These have some efficacy against spider mites. Some formulations are OMRI-listed for organic use.
  • sulfur-Some formulations are OMRI-listed for organic use.

Management-chemical control: COMMERCIAL USE

  • abamectin (Agri-Mek) at 0.009 to 0.019 lb ai/a. PHI 7 days. REI 12 hr. Retreatment interval 7 days. Do not exceed 0.056 lb ai/a per season.
  • acequinocyl (Kanemite 15SC) at 0.3 lb ai/a. PHI 1 day. REI 12 hr. Retreatment interval 21 days. Do not exceed 0.6 lb ai/a per season.
  • bifenazate (Acramite 50WS) at 0.375 to 0.5 lb ai/a. PHI 3 days. REI 12 hr. One treatment per season.
  • bifenthrin + avermectin (Athena) at 0.048 to 0.12 lb ai/a. PHI 7 days. REI 12 hr. Retreatment interval 10 days. Do not exceed 0.056 lb ai/a avermectin or 0.3 lb ai/a bifenthrin per season.
  • bifenthrin (Brigade 2EC) at 0.08 to 0.1 lb ai/a. PHI 7 days. REI 12 hr. Do not exceed 0.2 lb ai/a per season. Retreatment interval 7 days.
  • bifenthrin + zeta-cypermethrin (Hero) at 0.1 lb ai/a. PHI 7 days. REI 12 hr. Retreatment interval 7 days. Do not exceed 0.266 lb ai/a per season.
  • chlorfenapyr (Pylon) at 0.1 to 0.2 lb ai/a. PHI 0 days. REI 12 hr. Retreatment interval 5 days. Do not exceed 0.6 lb ai/a per season. Greenhouse only.
  • dicofol (Dicofol 4E) at 0.38 to 0.75 lb ai/a. PHI 2 days. REI 25 days. Limit 1 treatment.
  • etoxazole (Zeal) at 0.09 to 0.135 lb ai/a. PHI 7 days. REI 12 hr. Do not exceed 0.135 lb ai/a per season.
  • fenpropathrin (Danitol) at 0.2 lb ai/a. PHI 3 days. REI 24 hr. Retreatment interval 7 days. Do not exceed 0.8 lb ai/a per season.
  • fenpyroximate (Fujimite) at 1.25 lb ai/a. PHI 1 day. REI Do not exceed 2.5 lb ai/a per season. Limit 2 applications.
  • hexythiazox (Onager) at 0.94 to 1.88 lb ai/a. PHI 1 day. REI 12 hr. One treatment.
  • insecticidal soap (M-Pede) at 1 to 2% solution. Potassium salts of fatty acids. See label for gal/a. PHI 0 days. REI 12 hr. Some formulations are OMRI-listed for organic use.
  • Metarhizium anisopliae (Met52 EC) at 40 to 80 fl oz/100 gal as drench or 8 to 64 fl oz/a foliar. PHI 0. REI 4 hr.
  • naled (Dibrom) at 0.9 to 1.9 lb ai/a. PHI 1 day. REI 48 hr, or 72 hr at rates above 1 lb ai/a. Do not exceed 5.4 lb ai/a per season.
  • propyleneglycol monolaurate (Acaritouch) at 12 to 25 oz/100 gal of formulated product. PHI 1 day. REI 4 hr.
  • spiromesifen (Oberon) at 0.11 to 0.13 lb ai/a PHI 1 day. REI 12 hr. Retreatment interval 7 days. Do not exceed 0.4 lb ai/a per season.