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Red Spider Mite

An extremely tiny sap sucking mite with species affecting outdoor/ glasshouse/conservatory plants. Relishing hot/dry conditions. Feeding damage causes affected leaves to become mottled/speckled bronze colour, falling prematurely. On badly infested plants a fine white webbing over the leaves maybe seen. Red Spider Mites breed rapidly under warm conditions with strains of this pest showing resistance to certain pesticides. Currently no chemical control for red spider mite on strawberries.Cultural methods: Where possible spray plants with water regularly to increase humidity and keep the plants moist.