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How to Get Rid of Clover Mites & Dust Mites?

Monday, 19. May 2014 4:58

Clover mites are red-green colored tiny insects that infest gardens during the spring and fall. Their long front legs are twice longer than the other legs; they are spotted feeding on plants. But they should not be confused with indoor pests such as dust mites. Dust mites, unlike outdoor pests such as clover mites, love to live in cozy beds and feed on dander. Their presence causes allergic reactions. The basic idea is that both these pests can be eradicated completely with the help of some simple steps such as follows. [...]

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Best Ways to Get Rid of Mites…

Tuesday, 29. April 2014 2:37

The last thing that one wants to deal with in ones’ home is Mites. That being said it is not uncommon for them to appear whether it is in the form of dust, clover, spider or ear mites and getting rid of them can be a strenuous exercise. Most people are looking for tips on how to kill mites and while there are some effective methods of doing so, it really depends upon the extent of the problem. [...]

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Dust Mite Treatment Tips..

Tuesday, 4. March 2014 0:21

It is very important to ensure treatment of dust mites because these little pests are not only prolific breeders, but they also are carriers of a whopping number of diseases. There are only two ways to deal with these mites – prevention and cure. Most people try to ensure that mites do not invade their home or lessen the tenacity of their attack. But once the former has happened, all one can do is take curative measures to ensure that you make life as difficult for these pests as possible. Let us have a look at both methods: [...]

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How to get rid of Spider Mites

Wednesday, 23. November 2011 9:52

Spider mite control will involve a few different steps.

Prevention
The key to prevention will be water control. Because the activity of spider mites will climax when the climate is dry and temperatures are warm, water control will keep plants moist and undesirable for spider mites. Water will also take care of getting rid of dust build up or any silk webs that the spider mites spin, which will destroy a habitat where spider mites can survive. Getting rid of webs will delay reproduction and get rid of any protected eggs.

Outdoor Treatment
Spider mite infestations may be very difficult to control. The misuse of a product or the use of a wrong product may increase reproduction rates and almost counteract control outcomes. This is the reason why homeowners must carefully review the product label and all directions before using the product. KEEP READING

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Spider Mites

Tuesday, 22. November 2011 11:24

Spider mites are very common plant pests which can cause damage to plants such as discoloration or flecking and scorching of the plants. Such damages as these can lead to leaf loss or plant death. They are closely related to clover mites and are of the arachnid family. They’re miniscule creatures that is hardly visible without the aid of a lens. However, in the mass, they can be detrimental to plants.

Description & Life Cycle

Spider mites are a type of arachnid, which will also include spiders, ticks, and scorpions. They are miniscule and often difficult to see. They are less than 1mm in size and they will vary in color depending on the species. Their colors range from browns and reds to yellows and greens. The seasonal changes may also affect their appearance. Spider mites lay tiny, spherical eggs. They are initially transparent in color. One characteristic that will differentiate spider mites from other species of mites is their ability to spin silk. Once they lay their eggs, spider mites will spin silk webbing to protect themselves and their colony from potential predators. Under the best conditions, eggs can hatch in as little as three days and become mature within five days. One female will live up to 2-4 weeks and will lay up to 20 eggs a day. If a female spider mite was left alone, she can spawn a population of almost a million mites in just one month or even less time than that. KEEP READING

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