It starts by explaining the location of the plant disease known as spindle galls. It explains that tiny mites live in and around the spindle galls and the mites make their home on leaves. It goes on the explain the differences between the Eriophyid and the Phytoseiid mites and the prey and predator relationship between the two. It then explains how to go about treating your plants and how to react to having an infection caused by mites on your plants.
- Eriophyid mite form the Spindle Galls that you see on your leaves.
- Spindle Galls are very dangerous to your plants, but they’re due to bugs.
- It is necessary to pre-treat your plants for Spindle Galls because when you see them it’s too late to treat.
“If infections in years past have been severe, you may want to think about treating mites this year, but be advised that you can’t just kill the Eriophyid mites and leave the Phytoseiid mites alone.”