Spider mites are tiny arachnids that attack your plants that you worked so hard to griw. Once your plants are infected with spider mites, you’ll begin to see that the leaves are speckled and mottled as well as white and yellow spots. Spider mites love hot, dry areas and don’t do well in very cold, wet and humid areas. To make sure spider mites stay away from your plants, you have to make sure your plants are hydrated, moist, and in an environment that is humid.
How to Keep Your Plants Safe from Spider Mites
- Keep your houseplants hydrated. Watering your houseplants regularly will prevent spider mite infestation.
- Clean dust from your plants every week. This will keep spider mites from nesting and laying eggs on the dry, dusty leaves. Dust your houseplants by spraying them with water or use a damp cloth to dust each leaf separately. Spray and dust underneath the leaves – spider mites hang out there to avoid the sunlight.
- Create a humid environment for your houseplants. Mist your houseplants with cold water a couple of times during the day. If your houseplants are in pots on top of platters, fill each platter with water for extra humidity.
- Shade your houseplants from direct sunlight and hot temperatures. Too much heat can dry the plant’s leaves and attract spider mites. If you don’t have a shady place for your houseplants, you can place a humidifier next to them.
If you find that your plants have become infested with spider mites, treat the problem by spraying your plants with Pure 3-Way. The natural ingredients in this product get rid of the bugs while keeping your loved ones and the environment safe. Once the problem is treated, make sure the spider mites stay away by spraying your plants with Kapow.