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How do I identify and control spider mites

How to check for spider mites. Spider mites live on the underside of leaves, and are reddish brown or pale in color, oval-shaped, and very small. Obvious signs of infection are white webbing, yellow ...
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How do I identify and control spider mites

There are so many species (and genera for that matter) of spider mites that one set of guidelines is likely not going to fit all of them. If you ask about a specific kind of spider mite, you might get ...
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Are these spider mites on my indoor eggplant?

Yes, spider mites, and quite a heavy infestation. Next they start floating to other plants. Get the soap and water out quick or throw the plant out. The key to success with soap is to apply at 5 - ...
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Get rid of pesticide resistant Spider Mites?

Predatory mites that eat spider mites might help. You can buy them, but they may be expensive. Make sure to remove any substances left on the plants that might kill the predatory mites. We have a ...
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What are these tiny white spider-like bugs in my soil and on plants?

Long post..apologies in advance Question #1: Are they moving? Specifically, are they jumping? {{shivers down spine}} Jumping = Springtails (below) No Movement = could be the caste exosteleton of ...
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Are this spiders killing this trumpet tree?

Yes this is a bad case of spider mites. They are sucking the circulatory fluid out of the plant. You need to treat this right away with 5 ml soap mixed in 1 liter of water. Best success is to wet a ...
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Get rid of pesticide resistant Spider Mites?

Spider mites like warm, dry conditions and will thrive in such an environment, so it sounds as if that's what you've provided them with. Plumeria species like to be kept evenly moist from spring ...
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Are these spider mites on my potato vine?

Yes. That looks like spider mites (from my experience with them--particularly that web). Spider mites can afflict tomatoes, but the ones in my area seem to prefer most other members of the Solanaceae ...
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How do I identify and control spider mites

Spider mites attack just about everything, it seems. You can control them with soapy water with some vegetable oil in it. Be sure to use soap, not detergent. I buy Kirk's Castile soap & shave a ...
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How do I identify and control spider mites

Keep a cotton bud dipped in tea tree oil very close to your indoor plant. This will keep insects away from your plant.
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Can Nicotiana alata be used as an aphid "honeypot"?

First of all, my experience with Nicotiana alata only involves trapping Trialeurodes vaporariorum because my other plants didn't get aphids or mites (yet). In spring I have received four 6-inch (15 ...
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Get rid of pesticide resistant Spider Mites?

It makes me crazy to read that you may use pesticide inside... I re-read your question and saw it was a plant garden. Never mind. Be careful with pesticide. One thing you could try is to use ...
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Spider identification

Its hard to see from the picture but, it seems to be a household and plant spider. Those are not harmful and usually build webs to capture small bugs and such. Good plant defenders and survive very ...
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What is this infestation?

Spider mites, and lots of them! You can see the adults pottering around and the webs where they have done some renovations. On the leaves you can see the lighter dots where the juices have been ...
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Dealing with spider mite infestation of new lemon tree

That's a pretty severe infestation but not uncommon on indoor citrus. In order to control them you have to understand what the control agents do. Whether it's deltamethrin, neem or dish soap these ...
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Spider identification

You have mealy bugs, not spiders. They make cottony webs. Use soap and water, or alcohol, or natural spray. Often. Long-Tailed Mealy Bug https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mealybug_PNr%C2%B00445.jpg
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How to get pests off of Rosemary?

Most insects leave Rosemary well alone, they don't like it, but thrips or leafhoppers can be an issue. This is a link from the UK https://rosemaries.co.uk/TRSpests.html#R4 but it has a good image of a ...
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Dealing with spider mite infestation of new lemon tree

Thanks for clarifying the active ingredient. Although that product is said to be kind of effective against spiders, spiders are not spider mites, so I'm not entirely sure it will work on spider mite, ...
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Kentia Palm one of the stems dried out because of insects

Cut the dead stem off at the ground with a pair of secateurs to get a clean cut. Or you can twist the dead foliage and it might come out clean. The bugs you saw were unlikely to be the cause of the ...
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Are these spider mites on my Hedera Helix?

That white mite actually looks like a predator mite. The black dots in the first picture look like frass or insect poop, too big for spider mite. What I think you are seeing that looks like webbing ...
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The garden balsam doesn't seem as healthy and fresh as it used to be

Well I think we'll have to go with my first guess of Impatiens - Impatiens hawkerii, commonly known as Impatiens New Guinea hybrids - Impatiens are sometimes referred to as balsam. That is vaguely ...
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Spider web covering all my plants

It's not clear whether those are spider mites or not. This plant appears to be a Hawaiian scheffelera. It has thick leaves with a waxy coating and are not normally subject to spider mites. Here are ...
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How should I eliminate spider mites on my big boston fern?

I'm not sure they are spider mites. They are very small, the size of a grain of salt. Also, on the picture it looks more like white fly. Either way, Boston Ferns present some challenges with insect ...
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What are these tiny white spider-like bugs in my soil and on plants?

I agree. aphid exoskeletons. I have a 30x microscope and have been wondering what they were also. I did find adult aphids on the hibiscus buds and a ton of white skeletons on the leaves. So the white ...
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Best practice to prevent aphids and spider mites?

I would recommend planting in open areas for your plants (away from trees). Pests tend to afflict shaded plants the most, in my experience, probably because they're weaker and don't have as many ...
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