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Pest name: Eriophyd mite

Eriophyd mite

Symptoms

Leaves show swellings (Black Olive), galls on leaves or misshaped fruits (Coconuts)

Remedy

Spray with miticides or 'insecticidal' oils or -soaps twice a week until for 2 to 3 weeks. Spray late afternoon, early evening.

Prevention

Will not kill your tree, plant or palm. Mites are no insects (6 legs), but belong to the spiders (8 legs). Common insecticides will not kill them. These mites are only visible with electronic microscopes.