~They are very resistant to insecticides and will easily develop chemical resistance in successive generations.
~Be sure to rotate your crops!!!!
~Kill them when you see them or their larva! Die, bugs, die. (In a home garden, this is the best method)
~Ladybugs eat them!
~They don't seem to like the garlicy soapy water...many of my larva were dead when I went out for another look.
If you check out the link above, look at the memorabilia. It's quite entertaining!
Another good thing about that hot, hot weather over the past week. Varroa mites don't handle the heat as well as honeybees do. Some people paint their hives to retain heat as a pest management technique against the varroa mites. So maybe in the long run, that oppressive heat wasn't such a bad thing. Another heat wave in August should make for another good control...but I'll take it with a bit more rain next time. Please.