Spider mites are both common and disastrous when it comes to growing marijuana plants. Not only that but they are an absolute nightmare to try and get rid of. Technically these little mites aren’t actual insects — they are arachnids, like spiders, ticks, and other types of mites. They are recognizable from other mites by the web they leave behind on your marijuana plants.
Spider mites can wreak havoc on your marijuana plants. They may not be big themselves, but the damage they can do is huge. It all comes down to numbers. When the spider mite population becomes out of control (which is often the time marijuana growers finally notice them at all), their sheer numbers can decimate your marijuana plants.
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What are spider mites and why are they so harmful?
Spider mites reproduce in seemingly the blink of an eye, so their population can explode very quickly. In other words, by the time you notice them, it’s already a huge problem. Once spider mite eggs are laid, they hatch just days afterward.
Just over a week after those very eggs were laid, the mites that came out…