Infestations of spider mites are generally accompanied by a general decline in the plant’s appearance and the development of yellow, dry leaves. Fortunately, spider mites can be eliminated in a number of ways.
1. Use insecticide-containing soaps or oils
Spider mites are rather easy to get rid of using insecticidal soaps or similar products. Frequent treatments are required to get rid of the mite infestation.
Highly refined plant oils, such as citrus, are used in horticultural oil products, and these oils are also quite effective against mites since they suffocate the pests. Oils used in gardening are safer for beneficial insects than chemical pesticides.