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Bayer Advanced 3-in-1 Spray
Of all the pests that attack hibiscus, spider mites
can be the most damaging and hardest to control. If left untreated, hibiscus react to spider mite infestations by dropping all their leaves. This gets rid of the mites but is very stressful to the hibiscus and ruins their appearance until the new leaves grow back. Until recently there has not been a good treatment available to gardeners. Soap and oil products, such as the HVH Clean Leaf
, did the job but take perseverance and multiple treatments. Now Bayer has released a product that contains a true miticide (mites are spiders, not insects, and require a special pesticide) along with the excellent systemic insecticide imidacloprid and even a fungicide. All three active ingredients are included in this new product that they call simply Bayer Advanced 3-in-1
. If you have ever fought spider mites or watched a hibiscus defoliate, this is probably the best product available to get control of the situation. As a bonus, the systemic insecticide in the 3-in-1 will control aphids, whiteflies, and many other insects. The fungicide in the 3-in-1 should help with fungus diseases that attack hibiscus, particularly in the cool, wet months of winter.
One of our High Voltage plants had a bad case of mites with leaves turning yellow and falling off, so we obtained a bottle of this new product in order to test its effectiveness. That was our test plant for the 3-in-1 product, and the result was very good. We only treated the High Voltage once, and a week later we could not find any mites and no more leaves had turned yellow. Four weeks later, there were still no signs of spider mites and no more yellow leaves. In most cases, though, we do recommend treating 2-3 times at 5-7 day intervals to make sure the spider mite infestation does not come back.
Bayer Advanced 3-in-1 Concentrate
Since Bayer Advanced 3-in-1
is new and not yet in many stores (and very hard for us to find!), we decided to offer it direct from our website. This product contains three active ingredients that work against insects, mites, and fungus diseases. It is available in a ready-to-spray bottle that requires no mixing and as a concentrate that makes 12 gallons of spray (or refills the spray bottle 48 times when mixed with water).
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For more information about each specific hibiscus pest, or to diagnose your pest problem, go to our Hibiscus Pests Care Pages.
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