How To Get Rid Of Spider Mites

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Spider Mites

Spider mites can be a gardener’s worst nightmare. Many home gardens suffer the damage from this type of pest. They will gradually eat your leaves and plants and kill them by piercing the surfaces and sucking out the juices.

If you want to get rid of them, you need to know what they look like. They are red and yellow living on the underside of leaves and can sometimes leave their webbing around. They are extremely small and at times are hard to see. You will most likely see the spotted damage on the leaves before you see the pest.

One way of getting rid of spider mites is to simply water your plants. Hit the underside of the leaves while watering to disrupt their habitat. Keep doing this from time to time to prevent spider mite problems as well as other problems that might come up.

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Spider Mites

If you notice spider mites on just a few plants, you might want to remove those and isolate them in a different part of the garden or just get rid of them. This can help the spread of these spider mites to other plants that aren’t yet infected.

Apply neem oil to the plants. This is best used when it’s dark outside but if you can’t do it then apply it during daylight hours. This is normally mixed with water and sprayed on the plants.

Attract or get some lady bugs in your garden. They will feast upon spider mites, aphids, and other common garden pests that are sometimes difficult to get rid of. Read about beneficial insects and how to attract them. These will naturally control most of these types of pest problems for you.

Diatomaceous earth is another way of dealing with mites. This is a cheap powder that will dehydrate the mites as well as other common pests in the garden.

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Getting Rid of Spider Mites