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Spider Mites – Indoor Plants

Heavy mite infestation with webbing.

  • Spider mites are very tiny plant pests that are related to spiders. They feed only on plants.
  • The colors may be reddish or light green with two dark spots.
  • They are about the size of a period on a page.
  • Spider mites can be a problem all year indoors and have a very broad host range.
  • Spider mites suck the chlorophyll from leaves which results in fine white spots or stipples on the leaves.
  • Heavy feeding causes yellowing, browning and eventual death of leaves.
  • Some spider mite species produce webbing that covers the leaves and stems when populations are high.
  • The two-spotted spider mite feeds mainly on the undersides of the leaves.

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