These mites are extremely small relatives of spiders. They are typically found on the undersides of leaves. An easy way to check for them is to place a sheet of white paper underneath the leaves and gently tap. If you see moving specks on the paper then you have a problem.
Applying neem oil will also help to get rid of spider mites, but make sure not to apply when the temperature is above 90, or else you could suffocate your plant!
Homemade sprays can also be helpful. You can make a spray with garlic or with equal parts water and alcohol.
Plants to Specifically Watch:
- Acorn Squash
- Butternut Squash
- Spaghetti Squash
- Aloe Vera
- Beans (Bush and Pole)
- Southern peas (black-eyed peas)
- Summer Savory