Use these Spider Mite control tips for your garden and keep your flowers and shrubs beautiful.
What are they? They are microscopic spiders that are very difficult to see without a magnifying glass.
You can usually notice a silky web on your plants indicating that you might have a problem.
Another way to tell if you have them is to hold a white piece of paper under the leaves of your plant and shake the leaves. If you have Spider Mites they will fall onto the paper and look like little tiny dots. If you get a magnifying glass and look at them, you will see them crawling around.
What damage can they do to your plants? They have sharp mouth-parts that they use to suck the sap juices out your plants which will turn the leaves yellow and they will die.
A heavy infestation will end up killing a plant so keep an eye on your plants.
Getting rid of Spider Mites in your garden.
You can purchase all of these insects online to help control them.
Remember they like it hot and dry so if you can keep the area around your plants cooler and wet you can help keep these common garden pests away.
If you have found other ways that work or have tried the methods above, share your knowledge here.