Home remedy to get rid of spider mites--Red spider mites, spiders, cabbage worms and
weeds- An ounce of table salt to a gallon of water has been shown to stop these pests.
of spider mite's may also be accomplished by hosing down the plants every 7-10 days with a forceful water spray
Spider Mite Damage -- Are the needles on your evergreens turning
a dull gray-green in color? This may be evidence of a spider mite infestation. As the number of spider mites increase, webbing
can often be found between the needles and dropping of needles may occur.
Every year my marigolds seems to get infested with spider mites. The plants
take on a mottled or spotted look with webbing between the leaves. As the infestation get worse, the leaves will turn yellow
or brown. If the spider mites aren't controlled they may kill the plants.
Spider mite infestations can be detected by holding a piece of white paper under
a suspected branch or leaves. Tap the branch or leaves lightly. If spider mites are present they will fall onto the paper
and appear as tiny crawling specks.
Spruce spider mites cause damage to pine trees which will often have webbing or a silky looking
substance on the branches or twigs. Eventually needles become stippled yellow and dirty looking. SpiderMites are either red,
black or dark green and their presence can easily be identified by placing a sheet of white paper underneath the needles.
By tapping the foliage lightly you will dislodge the spruce mites and they will be readily visible on the sheet of paper.
They will appear like pepper grounds, but the spider mites will quickly begin moving around
This spider mite spends the winter in the egg stage attached to host plants. The spruce
spider mite eggs hatch in March to April and the spider mites can complete development in 3 to 4 weeks. If summer temperatures
are constantly over 90 F, spider mites becomes dormant and lays resting eggs. These eggs and spider mite adults resume
activity in the fall when cooler temperatures return.
Conifers often react slowly to the feeding of this spider mite. Yellowing and bronzing
of the needles may not become apparent until the heat of the summer, even though the spider mite damage may have occurred
the previous fall and spring.
Two-spotted spider mites overwinter as adult females in a dormant state
under soil clods, in tree bark crevices, in leaf litter, and in clumps of grass. Female spider mites become active in
early spring and begin laying eggs in the field or on grasses around the field edge. Depending on air temperatures,spider
mite eggs hatch about 3 to 10 days after being laid.Spider mites pass through five stages of development: egg, larva,
protonymph, deutonymph, and adult spider mite. Between the larval and nymphal stages is a resting stage called a chrysalis.
Once adult spider mites become active in the spring, the population goes through a generation every 7 to 21 days, depending
on the ambient temperatures in the spider mites environment
SUBJECT: Tiny red bugs in bathroom
I WENT ON VACATION LAST WEEK AND TURNED DOWN THE HEAT AND AIR CONDITIONING. WHEN I CAME HOME THERE WERE THESE LITTLE, TINY
RED BUGS THAT WHEN YOU SMASH THEM THEY LEAVE A REDISH ORANGE SMUDGE ON EVERYTHING. THEY WERE MAINLY AROUND OUR WINDOWS AND
IN OUR BATHROOM. THEY ARE ALSO ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE HOUSE ALSO. COULD YOU PLEASE TELL ME WHAT I CAN DO TO GET RID OF THESE
Thanks for your question.
Its hard to tell for sure what they are without seeing them, but it sounds like they are either bird mites or spider mites.
Most likely spider mites, since bird mites look like tiny dark specks. Check the outside of your house for any old bird nests
in the areas you are seeing these bugs and dispose of them if you find any. Most any insecticide will kill them. Non toxic Diatomaceous Earth
powder works quite well outside and can also be place on the inside window sill in your bathroom where you are seeing them.