Spider mites are pesky little bugs that love attacking your beautiful plants. These tiny creatures are so small that they are hard to spot on plants, but the damage the cause is large. It’s important to keep an eye out for these bugs on your plants and quickly respond if you discover them. By doing this, you’re making sure that you’re plants are continuing to thrive without the threat of spider mites. Take these steps to find out if your plant has spider mites:
How to Tell if You Have Spider Mites
- Check your plant’s leaves for spider mites. Without a magnifying glass, mites will look like tiny oval-shaped specks that range in color from white to a reddish-brown. Be sure to check the undersides of the leaves – mites love to hide there!
- Use a magnifying glass if you’re not sure if the spots are mites or not. With the magnifying glass you’ll be able to see an oval-shaped body with eight legs and a head.
- If your plant has spider mites, you’ll notice thin webs in between the leaves. The webs are very thin, so they are very hard to see unless you examine them closely.
- Some symptoms of spider mites include discolored leaves, leaves that appear dusty and leaves falling from your plant.
- Hold a sheet of plain white paper under the plant and then shake the plant gently to knock spider mites off the leaves. If your plant has mites, you’ll be able to see them on the paper.
Once you discover that you’re plants have become overcome with spider mites, treat them with Kapow. This insecticide uses natural ingredients, including lemongrass oil, to get rid of your mite problem without the use of harsh chemicals. Now you can feel better knowing that you’re plants are thriving and you’re being environmentally friendly!