How to Manage Pests
Pests in Gardens and Landscapes
Gall and bud mites
Gall and bud mites are wormlike or wedge shaped, and often are yellow, pinkish, or white. Adults and immatures have four legs, which appear to be coming out of the head.
Gall and bud mites commonly feed in buds
or distorted plant tissue on hosts such as carnation and
distort, stunt, and discolor leaves, terminals, or buds,
which may drop prematurely.
Gall and bud mites are difficult to control because they feed protected within plant tissue. Employ good sanitation, and make sure you are planting pest-free plants. Dispose of infested plants.
Fuchsia damaged by fuchsia gall mite