Pests and Diseases forum: mites vs spiders hmmmmm?

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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Composter Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Amaryllis
Plumerias Ponds Foliage Fan Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tropicals Garden Ideas: Master Level
Jul 16, 2016 2:14 PM CST
I was helping DD with her yard. She mentioned she had many spiders so I cleared out as many of the webs as I could. She was right, they were all over the place. Even on her lime tree. She said something that made me think. Thought I'd toss it out to you. She said she didn't mind the spider webs on the lime tree. Though unsightly, she thinks the webs and/or the spiders seemed to capture the spider mites. She hasn't had a mite issue all summer so far. What do you think??
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Name: KadieD
Oceania, Mariana Islands (Zone 11b)
Wet Tropical AHS Zone 12
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Jul 16, 2016 2:29 PM CST
Although I have yet to see spider mites, I had a problem with aphids at one time. I was treating my plants to be rid of the problem but then I noticed small spider webs and tiny predator spiders on my potted plants. The spiders ate the aphids. I am so happy with them...I hardly ever have aphid infestations anymore.
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