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Spider Mites

Spider Mites by Stephanie Suesan Smith, Ph.D. Spider mites are common pest problems, especially for indoor plants.  They suck out the sap from leaves and leave behind bruises and other problems.  This may make the leaves become discolored or even drop prematurely.  If enough leaves drop, the plant dies. Regular insecticides will not kill spider mites.  They are arachnids, not insects.  You must use a special chemical called a miticide to kill them.  First, though, you need to understand their life history to know what you are up… Read More →