EXTERMINATION OF THE RED SPIDER
The red spider is actually a spider mite! It is a member of the Tetranichidae family and can be found indoors year round and often outdoors in the summer.
The red spider is in fact have preferences and when the temperature is above 200C and it is dry, they invade and attack our plants.
TECHNICAL SHEET OF THE RED SPIDER
The red spider varies between red, orange, yellow and green. Most of the time, they develop in warm and dry climates such as verandas, greenhouses or homes. The spider lays eggs under the feulle and it takes 5 weeks for the egg to become an adult. The warmer the weather, the faster they develop!
They feed on the sap of the plant by sucking the leaves to absorb the leaf cells. They multiply very quickly, and become invasive if not caught in time! Their damage is often limited but can contribute to the decline of the plants when they are very numerous.
HOW TO PREVENT THEIR APPEARANCE
These mites hate humidity, so spray them regularly with water on and under the leaves. It is very simple!
HOW TO DETECT THEIR PRESENCE
Red spiders are difficult to see with the naked eye, you need a magnifying glass. The appearance of small white or yellow dots, until the complete yellowing of the leaves are one of the first characteristics of their presence. You will also observe a multitude of small holes on the leaves.
Spray a little water on the plant and observe if small webs are woven around the leaves.
On the other hand, spiders are not insects and the abuse of insecticides allows their development. By killing their predators, you give them the opportunity to thrive.