Spider mites - Knowledgebase Question

Tacoma, Wa
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Question by mildleader
July 16, 2010
I have little cacoon of white under the leaves of my flowers. Are these spider mites and what is the best organic solution?

Answer from NGA
July 16, 2010
Spidermites don't make cocoons so I don't think that's what you are dealing with. You can physically remove the cocoons you see by peeling them off the leaves, or you can prune off the leaves with cocoons attached and toss them in the trash. The cocoons could contain insect or spider eggs so removing them will lower the population in the garden. Best wishes with your plants!

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