What are Couch Mites

Couch Mites are very tiny pests that cannot be seen with the naked eye.  They live and feed in amongst the leaf sheaths of the couch and can breed very quickly. 


How to Protect your lawn against Couch Mites

Keep your lawn well fed with a complete lawn food like Yates Lawn Fertiliser and apply Yates Baythroid Advanced Insect Killer for Lawns as soon as couch mite symptoms are noticed. 



Couch lawns infested with couch mite may start to grow slowly or unevenly, develop a yellow appearance and growth may appear to be tufted (sometimes referred to as ‘witches broom’).


Plants impacted

Couch lawns.


Risk period

Couch Mites usually occur from mid-spring until the end of summer. They thrive during hot, dry weather.

Recommended products to control Couch Mites

Yates Lawn Fertiliser

Premium formula contains fast and slow release nutrients to provide fast greening result that last longer.

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