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.
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.
Control of spider mite's may be accomplished by hosing down the plants every 7-10 days
with a forceful water spray or by spraying with an insecticide. One of the most effective miticides available for control
is Kelthane applied according to label directions.
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
HI, www.gettingridofpests.com, 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 BUGS?
SUBJECT: Re: tiny red bugs in bathroom
Hi, 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 spidermites 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.