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Spider mites generally live on the undersides of leaves of plants where they can cause damage by puncturing the leaf to feed. They feed on several hundred species of plants.

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Apple plants is dying. All leaves wilted

Plant was bought as a pair last October. Was in pot all winter, planted outside in March (zone 7B). One of the apple plants is thriving whereas this one pictured is nearly dead. The leaf of one branch ...
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What is attacking my lemon queen sunflowers?

My Lemon Queen Sunflowers were doing good, but some insects and/or disease has attacked them. Little white bugs on the leaves and some strange matter that doesn't look good. Any suggestions? I live ...
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What disease does my Japanese cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa) have?

I got this Japanese cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa) a month ago and cut it into a bonsai shape. I am new to caring for bonsais or cypresses. I was wondering what these little strings on my new plant's ...
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Spider identification

Can someone help identify this spider. At first I thought I had, and treated for spider mites. This guy has 8 legs and builds a full web. I have yet to see an egg sack but started “treatment” at first ...
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What is this infestation?

My potted carambola (startfruit) has started losing leaves recently, and when I looked very closely, I saw what I think is evidence of some sort of infestation. I have some insecticidal soap (Safer's, ...
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Dealing with spider mite infestation of new lemon tree

I am growing a lemon tree indoors. It got infested with spider mite (at least I think that based on the look of it see picture at the end). I noticed it bit late and it caused my lemon tree to loose ...
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What is causing white patches on the underside of my bamboo palm?

I have a bamboo palm, which when i first bought was infested with mealy bugs. Over a period of two months I have regularly used rubbing alcohol to reduced the infestation as much as possible. And now ...
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Kentia Palm one of the stems dried out because of insects

We have a nice Kentia Palm within the office. The plant is watered regularly as per the guidance. It also gets occasional misting. Unfortunately I recently noticed the plant started drying out and ...
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Are these spider mites on my Hedera Helix?

I posted earlier today about yellow spots on my leaves, accompanied by falling leaves. I was pointed in the direction of spider mites by one answer. To my unpleasant surprise there were infact quite a ...
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The garden balsam doesn't seem as healthy and fresh as it used to be

It's been a few days since we noticed something like a spider web and a few semi-bugs living on the leafs. The store where I bought it from was a big greenhouse and they warned us to keep it away ...
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Spider web covering all my plants

My plants have this condition that it is covered by a spider web all over my plants like a film. Are these spider mites? Where do they come from and how do I get rid of these? Close up:
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How should I eliminate spider mites on my big boston fern?

What would the best solution to get rid of spider mites on my big boston fern be? I discovered beneath all the healthy beautiful fronds that there were dead leaves and webs with lots of white dots ...
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What are these tiny white spider-like bugs in my soil and on plants?

Since we bought some soil from Tescos recently, we've suddenly had an influx of lots of tiny white bugs in our soil. We have had spider-mites and aphids before, but these don't look like either (as ...
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How to get pests off of Rosemary?

How do you keep pests off from Rosemary? I bought a small Rosmarinus officinalis at a local nursery last summer, and it was healthy and bug-free, but after a few months of sitting on my porch, it ...
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Avocado leaf problem

The leaves on my 1 year old avocado plant are showing some weird almost dusty grey spots near the veins. The leaves stay like this for a while, then they start to curl inwards/down get really crispy ...
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Can Nicotiana alata be used as an aphid "honeypot"?

I have a problem with aphids. Some of my plants are too weakened to be sprayed with a high-velocity hose to knock them off, and I really don't have the time to keep spraying with various insecticides,...
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Get rid of pesticide resistant Spider Mites?

I regretfully come posting asking for advice on how to get rid of a very tenacious spider mite infestation in one room of my indoor plants. I have become convinced these pests have become pesticide ...
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Are this spiders killing this trumpet tree? [duplicate]

I have a trumpet tree in a pot in my balcony. It has beautifully blossomed this spring and gave dozens of flowers. But since all the flowers fell down 1 month ago it has gotten worse and worse. The ...
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Are these spider mites on my indoor eggplant?

Yes, numerous questions on the subject but I have some nice photos. These bugs are running along the webs quite freely so the webs are presumably made by them. They are on my indoor eggplant and I ...
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Are these spider mites on my potato vine?

Are these spider mites? Will they migrate to my tomato plants? Click on the picture to get a closer view.
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How do I identify and control spider mites

I am looking for an extensive answer with references that: lists many of the plants that can be attacked by spider mites the conditions that encourage them brief information about their lifecycle how ...
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Should I water my houseplants before or after spraying for spider mites?

Is it better to water my houseplants before or after spraying bayer products to control spider mites?
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What is causing these dark spots on my bonsai tree?

My Cussonia bonsai suffers for a couple of months now from an unrecognized pest. First I thought these are mites, so I bought a powder that you mix with water and spray on the leaves. But ...
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How to get rid of spider mites on roses?

My girlfriend got a rose to sprout and then planted. It grew nicely but now spider mites are coming back all the time. She tried a BAYER spray for mite control but they are coming back every time she ...
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Best practice to prevent aphids and spider mites?

What is the best practice to prevent aphids and spider mites? I group them in one question because they make similar damage to plants. I want to know the level of humidity for aphids and spider mites ...
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