Managing spider mites

Causes of mite flares

Broad spectrum insecticides (pesticides), such as bifenthrin, are one of the major causes of mite flares because they remove the beneficial predators that are providing background pest control. The use of such chemicals is not recommended.

Other factors likely to increase the potential for a mite problem include:

Causes of mite flares
Other factors likely to increase the potential of a mite flare

Management options

Avoiding the situations mentioned above will greatly contribute to managing spider mite populations. Click on the links below to read more on other activities that will assist include: 

For more information contact

The Better Bananas team
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
South Johnstone

This information has been prepared as part of the National Banana Development and Extension Program (BA19004) which is funded by Hort Innovation, using the banana industry research and development levies and contributions from the Australian Government. Hort Innovation is the grower-owned, not-for-profit research and development corporation for Australian horticulture. The Queensland Government has also co-funded the project through the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.