When people hear the word ‘spider’ they think of the annoying 8 legged pests that scare you when you least expect it, however, there is another type of spider that scares gardeners even more. This spider is called the Spider Mite.
What is a Spider Mite?
Unlike their well known counter parts, Spider Mites generally live on the underside of leaves were they feed on plant cells and build protective silk webs. Over a period of time, Spider Mites can reduce plant growth whilst also damaging the plants ability to produce flowers and fruits. Luckily, all is not lost as we have all the top info you need to get rid of these pesky pests.
How to get rid of Spider Mites
Spider Mites can be found on a plant’s leaves and stems and are often hard to see. Luckily there are a few signs you might have Spider Mites. First, check your plants’ leaves for any silky residue. Next, place a piece of paper underneath the plants leaf and give it a light shake. If there’s any black dots on the paper, your plants more than likely infested with Spider Mites. If this is the case the following products will get rid of these pesky pests as quick as 1,2,3.