How to get rid of those damn spider mites – prevention is better than the cure.

Its Coming to that time of year again SPIDER MITE PROBLEMS!

Prevention is better than the cure! Get your hands on the latest and greatest in spider mite prevention and cures.

Spider mites are always particularly hard to kill, possibly one of the hardest from what customers say, here is a list of some of the latest preventions and cures for spider mites.

Nite nite spider mite
Pest off spray – multi bug
Smc spidermite control
sms + spider mite control
ED Rosenthals Zero tolerance herbal pesticide
Shield Spider Mite & Bug Repellent
HotBox Sulphume
Canna Cure
Hydrotops Bactivator
Shield Diffuser spider mite repellent

How do i know if i have spider mites? and what do spider mites look like?

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Spider mites (family: Tetranychidae) have a simple, oval‑shaped body and no wings or antennae. All species pass through an egg stage, a six‑legged larval stage, and two eight‑legged nymphal stages (protonymph and deutonymph) before transforming into an eight‑legged adult. Immature stages resemble the adults except in size. An adult female may live for several weeks and lay many dozens of eggs during her lifetime. Under optimum conditions, spider mites can complete their development from egg to adult in less than one week, so there may be many overlapping generations in a single season. Therefore, populations can increase rapidly and cause extensive plant damage in a very short time. Spider mites have needle‑like mouthparts and feed by piercing the leaves of host plants and sucking out the fluids from individual plant cells. This causes the leaves to have a stippled or flecked appearance, with pale dots where the cellular contents have been removed. Prolonged, heavy infestations cause yellowing or bronzing of the foliage and premature leaf drop similar to drought stress. Severely‑infested plants may be stunted or even killed. Most of the mites feed from the undersides of leaves, although the damage is most evident from the upper surface.

Most spider mites have a habit of covering leaves, shoots, and flowers with very fine silken webbing, produced from a pair of glands near the mouth. The silk strands aid in dispersal by allowing the mites to spin down from infested to non‑infested leaves, and to be blown by wind currents. When abundant, the silk also may shield the mites from pesticide sprays.

About spider mites

Spider mites are common pests in the urban landscape and can inflict serious damage to trees, shrubs and flowers. Both evergreen and deciduous plants may be attacked. Spider mites are not insects but are more closely related to ticks and spiders. Their common name is derived from their ability to produce silk, which most species spin on host plants. Mites are tinyCabout the size of the period at the end of this sentence. They can also be very prolific, which is why infestations often go unnoticed until plants exhibit significant damage

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