Waldo Miticide contains the active constituent Diafenthiuron which exhibits trans-laminar movement through the leaf and fumigant (vapour) activity to target the pests where they hide, resulting in immediate paralysis after contact or ingestion. Waldo Miticide penetrates the leaf tissue where it allows control of mites in the turf canopy and on the underside of the leaves when they feed (including hidden mites deep in the turf canopy). This provides extended residual control of mites.
It is taken up by mites feeding on both the upper and lower surfaces of leaves and remains in the leaves for several weeks offering residual control of sucking mites. Waldo Miticide helps control mites on the lower leaf surface in dense turf canopies which are not sprayed directly with the product.
Shortly after exposure, the pest stops feeding, becomes irreversibly paralysed and there is no further damage to the plants.