broad mites

Discussion in 'Michigan Patients' started by Corso312, May 7, 2013.


    Corso312 Well-Known Member

    Just chucked my whole garden except 5 fat purples n one nice n fat. What a nightmare, been researching these fucks for 3 weeks n came to realize these are what's killing my garden n quickly. Anyone successful in eradicating these have any tips? I put every plant in the garbage n the ones I didn't are outside n wont come back in. They will be chopped in a few days. Ordering avid today n threw all soil 300 yards from house. Huge loss in time,money n labor but I just want it gone forever.bleach n water the whole room tonight n hit all new stuff with avid twice before flower now as precautions. Wat else can I do?
    Cory and trevor

    Cory and trevor Well-Known Member

    my condolences from the thrip front. fuck bugs!
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    chuck estevez

    chuck estevez Well-Known Member cheapest place to get forbid4f, alternate that with the avid you got coming. I sprayed my floors and walls with it and it was the only thing that worked.

    VaporTrail Active Member

    Sorry to hear that Corso that really sucks.

    cocakola Active Member

    Sorry to hear that i had to do the same thing a few months back , and sadly they are back not as much as before but still here..
    I just threwsome more away last night , and have been controlling thme for the last couple of weeks. I spray my girls with a Neem/Alcohol/disp soap mix ,
    and for the most part it is working. But i still have carpet and cant wait till i pull it up to see if thats where they're hiding..
    Good Luck.

    FatMarty Well-Known Member

    Read this site here: Cultural control: Broad mites are very sensitive to heat. Lowering infested plants into water held at 43 to 49*C for 15 minutes will destroy broad mites without damaging the plants.

    So fill up a 55 gallon drum with bath water that's between 110 and 120 degrees Fahrenheit and dunk them for 15 minutes each.
    If they don't all fit at once in the barrel - then adjust the water temp between applications.

    Hey man - sorry to hear about your infestation - I just went through grape root aphids myself and eradicated in February.

    st0wandgrow Well-Known Member

    Man that sucks Corso. Sorry to hear that.

    The usual mite elixirs like Mighty Wash and Azamax are no good at killing broad mites?
    chuck estevez

    chuck estevez Well-Known Member

    negative, Broadmites are microscopic and there eggs are even more microscopic, Mighty wash can contain them, But not get rid of them.

    ProfessorPotSnob New Member

    Mites suck for certain but in the end they are easy to suffocate with oils if applied regularly but the damn super mites , well they are another breed of there own ..

    I like to gas mites more than anything else and I never loose a war when playing with a few no pest strips in an airtight room . Works like a champ every time ..

    bowlfullofbliss Well-Known Member

    damn Corso.........I have avid right now.......shoot me a pm and we can meet up and I'll loan you my bottle, you use drops per gallon to spray down everything. your veg plants can be dipped in a garbage can of avid mix and saved no problem.........don't chop everything yet...........

    fattiemcnuggins Well-Known Member

    hey corso hmu on my email if there's anything I can do cut wise for ya

    FatMarty Well-Known Member

    Oh Yeah I keep forgetting to poast about this:
    Impatiens (bedding flowers) are the cause of all the powdery mildew in Michigan the last few years.

    If anyone around you is growing them that is not good.
    Most of the major suppliers in the State have voluntarily stopped selling them as a result.
    They wipe out the rest of flower gardens as well, and the problem is something to do with their hybrids becoming too easy to infest and it is most likely systemic in most breeding stock.
    I guess there are a lot of pissed off master gardeners out there, and so there is a real effort to prevent them from being sold up here until the breeders fix their mistake.

    At any rate: pay close attention to you and your neighbors flowers as they develop - if you see PM on any of them you will need to do some preventative spraying, etc. inside.
    Unless you have a HEGA filter, (gas filter - not a particle filter) nothing will stop the flow of pollen indoors.
    So use the knowledge to protect yourself.
    Hope this helps!

    slumdog80 Well-Known Member

    Oh no, I can picture myself spraying Roundup all over my new neighbors gardens.

    Good luck in your fight Corso.

    Corso312 Well-Known Member

    Thanx for the offers, but I need to get my own little arsenal of stuff, thus was a wake up call .. I hit new clones with mighty wash n azamax, apparently it doesn't work on these .
    Rare D MI

    Rare D MI New Member

    Nothing works on broad mites really. They're the new superbug. Only thing I have seen work for a friend of mine is multiple full applications of AVID.

    fattiemcnuggins Well-Known Member

    is there a preventative? or is it just a chance thing and if it happens it happens?

    HGK420 Well-Known Member

    im pre treating with epic leaf shield its an enyme that fucks up mites. well the old bottle is its made right here in michigan but they changed the name to epic leaf shield it used to me no mites or zero mites or something like that. I'm really hoping keeping that in there will make it an undesirable place for broad mites. keep up your myco's too the more aggressive the bugs are that you got on your team the better off you are. thats about the only preventative I've been able to come up with. I've been shittin bricks since a friend of mine lost his whole room to em.

    ProfessorPotSnob New Member

    General preventative methods most common are best practiced but this is also becoming worse of a risk due to weather patterns . When we have warmer summers including nights they can really explode population wise .

    Broad mites are about half the size of a common two spotted mite and they ride wind currents or hitchhike on other insects . The damn males can gather immature females on there backs for future breeding purposes lol

    In general , low populations are hard to notice as the symptoms often look like nutrient deficiencies or viruses to most gardeners and as mentioned one needs a scope to see these hide and seek feckers .

    The most recommend miticides are Avid , Floramite or Sanmite , but I like to kill them with Dichlorvos
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    HGK420 Well-Known Member

    your freakin me out pot snob now i feel like i have em and thats what my babies where showing me this whole new rip. i just started with this room these nutes and ferts and these seeds so i figured i just wasn't tuned in yet. but now i feel like i might have these fuckers any ez way to spot em?

    ProfessorPotSnob New Member

    Check the stems and nooks so to say with a scope but in general the plants will look sick regardless of care . I doubt you have them as they are not commonly found indoors like spider mites at this time . Give people some more time to spread them and they will probably evolve like the super spider mites did

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