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Lawn Mite Damage in Denver


Lawn mites are a common destructive insect that will cause severe damage to drought stressed turf in the Denver area. These mites have began to feed and destroy lawns as early as this November and will continue to feed through the winter season, so the damage is often not recognized until lawns begin to come out of dormancy. Areas of lawn where mites have been feeding will stay brown and straw like and will not green up. Mites feed in large numbers and kill areas of turf very quickly.

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  • Common areas where lawn mites will feed on are on south and west-facing areas, slopes, around trees and edges of turf that border concrete or stone where the sun reflects heat.
  • Lawn mites reproduce very quickly building large populations, and cause damage that will require costly re-sodding or re-seeding to repair.
  • Lawn mites feed in areas that are stressed from drought. Damage begins to occur in winter months continuing into spring.


  1. Winter and early spring watering is critical.  Watering will reduce the amount of the mite population while giving the lawn much needed moisture.
  2. Mountain High’s Mite Reduction Program has proven to greatly reduce mite damage. This program in combination with winter watering will protect your lawn from devastating mite damage. The program is a small investment to avoid costly repairs.



Lawn-MiteMountain High’s lawn department will make three visits to your property starting immediately and concluding in spring prior to your first fertilization. Upon each visit our technicians will apply a miticide to the targeted areas where mites feed. What about the snow? Areas that suffer from mite damage are the first areas where snow melts quickly. Snow serves as a blanket to mites and they will feed under the snow. We can effectively apply miticide over targeted areas where there are small accumulations of snow. It is necessary to make three visits to kill adults and eggs, since they reproduce quickly and in large numbers.

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