WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR
Mites are tiny arachnids that puncture the surface of plant leaves and feed on the sugars and nutrients within. Infestations can become severe during warm months and can kill a plant if left untreated.
SIGN OF INFESTATION
Spider mite infestations are more common during warm weather and can be spotted on the underside of leaves. They create fine, white webbing on the leaves of plants. As the infestation grows, leaves will develop yellow blotches and will eventually turn brown.
How to Treat
- Prevention – Spider mites thrive in dry, dusty conditions—therefore it is important to keep plants properly watered throughout the warm summer months. See our Watering Guides for information on how to properly water your plants all year long. For any plants prone to collecting dust, like cypress, spraying them with water first thing in the morning during the summer months will help eliminate the dust and knock down the mites.
- Fertilizer – To help your infested plants rebound as quickly as possible, give them all the vitamins and micronutrients they need with applications of Super Charged Moon Juice and Moon Microboost!
- Treatment – Topical pesticide sprays are the best way to treat a spider mite infestation. Be sure to cover all sides of the leaves and monitor for any re-infestation. Always follow all instructions on the chemical label.
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