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Spider Mites: How to Recognise Damage?

Spider Mites: How to Recognise Damage?

A spider mite infection can cause considerable damage to your plants in a short time. Damage is first visible in the form of white or silvery spots. Next, you’ll see yellow spots that may eventually take over the entire leaf. At the last stage, the plant is covered in a white web. The mites themselves are usually found on the bottom of the damaged leaves, where they feed. Since mites suck the nutrients out of the plant, it won’t be able to grow anymore.

How to prevent (further) damage? 

An easy way to prevent mites is to make use of a foliar spray, we recommend C-No-Insects. This keeps the mites away by creating an electrostatic field on the plant which zaps anything in contact with the surface of the plant. Mites are also not keen on a high humidity or a low temperature but this could throw off the balance in the plants environment.


About mites

Mites measure between 0.2 and 0.5 millimetres and are difficult to see without a magnifying glass. Unlike most insects, mites have eight legs that point either forwards or backwards. The body is usually pear-shaped and yellowy-green, brownish or red. Mites prefer warm, dry conditions and therefore tend to attack plants that have been weakened by a lack of water.
a plant with mite damage, with the insect itself also visible
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