Couch Mite

Common Name

Couch Mite

Seasons of Activity

Couch mites are active throughout summer, particularly during hot and dry conditions.

Areas of Plant Affected


Scientific Name

Aceria cynodoniensis

Key Distinguishing Feature

Turf affected by couch mite become severely stunted often taking on the appearance of a witches broom.

Couch mite are very small and difficult to see without the use of a microscope. They are more easily identified by the damage they cause to turf grass.

Key Products for Control:

Malice Duo - 14mL/100sqm

Thumper - 50mL/100sqm