The spider mite is one of the most common pests that beloved plants can have. A dry and warm environment favors its growth and multiplication, something that it does very quickly, so much so that it is sometimes quite difficult to completely eradicate it.
Even so, nothing is impossible, so if you want to know how to eliminate the red spider , do not stop reading because we are going to give you a series of tips that will help your plants to recover from this plague as soon as possible.
- 1 What is the spider mite?
- 2 How to remove it?
What is the red spider?
The red spider, known as red mite, spider mite or yellow spider and whose scientific name is Tetranychus urticae , is a mite that feeds on the liquid contained in plant cells , which causes chlorotic spots. It is between 0.4 and 0.6mm in size, so it can be seen with the naked eye or with a small magnifying glass.
To know if the plant is being affected by this pest, you should look at the leaves. Not only will whitish-yellowish spots appear on them, but the cobweb that weaves on the leaves will also be visible to be able to move comfortably.
How to remove it?
The most effective way to eradicate the plague is by preventing it. On the one hand, you have to eliminate the wild grass that can grow around your plants, and keep them properly fertilized so that they remain strong, since it is very difficult for the red spider to affect them if they are in good health.
When it has already been present, there will be no choice but to treat it, either with neem oil or, if the case is serious, with acaricides, following the instructions specified on the packaging at all times to avoid the risk of overdose.
With these tips you will surely be able to eliminate the red spider mite.