ISSUE NO. 3

LEARN HOW TO KEEP MITES

Individual members of the subclass Acari, more commonly known as mites, are minuscule arachnids with four pairs of legs.

WHERE DO

MITES LIVE?

MITES:

A mite’s habitat depends significantly on the bug, as certain mites can last in cold climates or high altitudes, and others cannot. Some mites prefer to live on decaying organic materials, some live in soil, and some live on plants or fungi. Parasitic mites live on a host.

HOW DO I KEEP MITES FROM TAKING OVER MY HOME?

IF THEY ALREADY HAVE

CLICK THE GREEN BUTTON

MITE PREVENTION

Mite infestation prevention is, for the most part, simple. Insecticides can deal with some mites that are harmful to plants. Insecticides can deal with some mites, but other times specialized miticides are required to deal with certain species. For spider mites, a cloth dampened with a diluted detergent solution (one-and-a-half teaspoons mixed in a gallon of water) can be used to wipe them from plants they have infested. For dust mites, adequate cleanliness, and regular washing of household fabrics should prevent an infestation.