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I just found out that my pear tree is infested with "pear leaf blister mite"
My first thought is to introduce ladybugs - they eat mites! But these mites are soooooo tiny - will it work?
Research on the net seems to be a chemical barrage or picking off the infected leaves.
Anybody know of any alternatives?
-- Paul Wheaton (email@example.com), June 27, 2001
Pick up a summer oil [ can be used with leafs on] and spray the trees, the oil will smother the mites. Gardens alive carrys a summer oil but a nursery near you may carry it to.
-- kathy h (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 27, 2001.