Spider Mites

Spider Mites

Spider mites are little pests no bigger than a millimeter in size. There are many different aphids that can affect different varieties of plants.

They love hot, dry conditions and, if not controlled, can kill a plant pretty quickly.

Spider Mites usually live on the undersides of the plant leaves and
you will tend to notice the damage long before the Spider mite themselves.

Spider mites suck out the nutrients in the plant leaves to live and reproduce.

Signs To Look For

There are many signs to look for when checking for them, among them being webbing, rapid leaf loss, and discoloration of leaves.

Another way to check is to take a sheet of paper and shake a suspected leaf onto the paper. Look for tiny little dots scurrying around on it.

Treatment

To treat for spider mites we recommend using an insecticidal soap such as

Quarantine the affected plant away from other house plants or they may become infected too.

It will take more than one treatment to completely get rid of the mites.

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