Grass Webbing Mites are only one of the pest Mites that may infest lawns in home gardens. Fortunately, they are usually the least damaging Mites that may affect your lawn. Like other Mite pests, they are tiny creatures that are usually not obvious until their feeding damage has occurred. The webbing they produce does make them obvious but by then the damage has already occurred.
Grass Webbing Mites are usually more active in hot weather and they pass through their life cycle more quickly then. Consequently populations build up more rapidly and damage is more likely to occur during hot weather.
Prevention is the key to their control. A well watered and appropriately fed lawn is less likely to suffer from serious damage than a stressed lawn. If you suspect you have an infestation of Grass Webbing Mites, be especially careful when mowing the lawn as this may spread the Mites. If you have to mow you need to catch the clippings, dispose of them, and then clean out the catcher.
There are no miticides specifically registered against Grass Webbing Mites in turf grasses.
To grow a healthy, strong lawn, apply Yates Dynamic Lifter Organic Lawn Food. It's a a slow release organic based fertiliser with the ingredients of composted manure, Blood and Bone, fishmeal and seaweed that improves the soil and fertilises the lawn. Suitable for use on all lawns, including Buffalo lawns.