Red Spider Mite
An extremely tiny common sap sucking mite with species affecting outdoor and glasshouse/conservatory plants where they relish hot/dry conditions. Their feeding damage causes affected leaves to become mottled and speckled they then take on a bronze colour and fall prematurely. On badly infested plants a fine white webbing over the leaves maybe seen. Black sooty mould may become present on leaves as a secondary effect of feeding damage.
Red Spider Mites breed rapidly under warm conditions and there are strains of this pest that have gained resistance to certain pesticides.
Cultural Control: Where possible spray plants with water regularly to increase humidity and keep the plants moist. Biological control maybe considered in a glasshouse environment.
There is no product available to control red spider mite on peppers.