Citrus Bud Mites are mites found on citrus trees. The use of pesticides and other harsh chemicals should only be used in extreme cases. Cut off any branches or leaves that are infested with the mites. Growers can apply an oil to their trees in the fall to help prevent any future infestations.
- Citrus bud mites are tiny, cigar-shaped pests, typically creamy white or translucent in color. Like most mites, citrus bud mites have four legs near the mouth.
- Uncontrolled citrus bud mite damage may include deformed stems, leaves, flowers and buds; and leaf, flower or bud galls
- Treat citrus trees by pruning infested leaves and branches and carefully disposing of them. Use pesticides or miticides as last resort.
“Uncontrolled citrus bud mite damage may include deformed stems, leaves, flowers and buds; and leaf, flower or bud galls.”