Bermudagrass Mite – Identification

Q: Doing my research, I think this is bermuda mite damage. Am I correct?

A: You are exactly correct! Bermudagrass mites attack the ends of bermudagrass stems and cause the classic brooming you see.

The good news is that good maintenance is all you need to control them. Mow twice a week for a month and bag your clippings to remove the mites. Fertilize four times each summer, beginning in April and ending in September, to make the grass grow faster than mites can damage it.

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