We all know that the weather in Buffalo can be unpredictable and trying to maintain a healthy and beautiful garden can prove very difficult for homeowners who have to combat these destructive insects in addition to fighting dry spells, extreme weather conditions, and hungry wildlife. While there are many pests that will try to draw nutrients from your trees and plants, Spider Mites are one of the worst pest control issues a homeowner or gardener can face. You wont find them on many pest companies websites or pest library pages. Their ability to reproduce quickly and in large quantities makes this pest one of the most threatening to any homeowner’s trees or garden.
Although these pests are considered Mites, they are commonly known as Spider Mites due to their body structure and ability to create silk, which they spin onto plants to protect themselves and their eggs from predators. Each of these mites also has a circular body with eight legs and no wings; greatly similar to those of spiders, and most of them reddish in color. Besides their ability to shield themselves with webs, Spider Mites have become resilient to pesticides applied by pest exterminators all across the country. Having a pest control company that changes their product for Spider Mites on a regular basis can make all the difference in keeping your trees and plants safe.
While Spider Mites do not have a particular attraction to any specific type of plant, homeowners and avid gardeners find these pests most destructive when they attack their produce plants. Having a pest exterminator come and apply pesticides is really the only way to control the destructive onslaught of Spider Mites, but this process can also make it dangerous for owners to enjoy their hard earned crops come harvest. Here at EnviroPest we provide homeowners a safe and effective solution with our All-Natural Insecticide programs, applied by our knowledgeable pest exterminators. Made solely from peppermint and rosemary oils, our All-Natural pesticide is designed specifically to combat pest invasions while keeping the home’s children, adults, and family pets safe.
There are a few tell tale signs that appear when you have a Spider Mite infestation. As mentioned previously, Spider Mites will spin webs onto the plants they are taking nutrients from in order to protect themselves and their eggs. After a good rain it is usually pretty easy to notice the webs hanging from the limbs of your plants or trees. Spotting on the bark of trees or on the leaves of plants are also signs that mites are extracting the plant’s nutrients. Since the mites extract the nutrients from individual cells, the make the leaves appear spotted or flecked. The bark on trees can many times turn red or brown with bad mite infestations and needles on pine trees can turn yellow to brown and fall off prematurely. If you or someone you know is concerned about a Spider Mite infestation, please do not hesitate to call EnviroPest at 855-GET -ENVIRO for your free at-home evaluation and pest inspection.