Heavy mite infestation can lead to premature leaf drop, general lack of plant vigor and, ultimately, the stunted growth of the tree. Forbid miticide from Bayer controls activity from the mite egg through adult stages. It also features translaminar activity, meaning that a spray application on the top of the leaves will kill mites on the underside as well. Containing the active ingredient spiromesifen, Forbid is the only miticide with the lipid biosynthesis inhibitor mode of action. Inhibition of lipid biosynthesis works because it prevents the treated insect from maintaining water balance. The treated mite dries up and dies.