Definition of spider mite in English:

spider mite

Syllabification: spi·der mite

noun

  • An active plant-eating mite that resembles a minute spider and is frequently a serious garden and greenhouse pest.
    • Family Tetranychidae: many species, in particular the red spider mite (Tetranychus urticae)
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    • Without a doubt, spider mites are the leading garden pest for causing yellowed leaves during cool wet springs and temperate falls.
    • Other common pests include spider mites and mealy bugs.
    • Finally, check plants constantly for pests like spider mites, scale, mealybugs and whiteflies.

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