Red Spider Mites On Oregano Plant


Hello, I'm 100% my oregano plant has red spider mites, what can I do to kill them? Thanks!

I actually took pictures from the spiders but you won't be able to see them, I'll upload the images anyway so you can see the damage on the oregano, that I actually believed it was because of thrips!

Posted by: Romina (1 point) Romina
Posted: November 21, 2013


A similar question has been asked before but for pepper plants. You can find it at this link:


I think Charlie B's answer on that post is a good one so I'll copy and past it ....

"Spider mites can hang aroung undetected for weeks, especially when house temperatures are relatively cool. Once they multiply a bit, it seems they explode overnight. Where did they come from? Usually they come indoors in the fall. If the plant was brought indoors, they probably were on it all along. If you have other plants, it would be good to check them for infestation too. What to do? It takes some persistence on your part - insecticidal soap helps but can take awhile to get results. You can speed the recovery by giving the plant a gentle shower (emphasizing gentle) in the sink or bathtub - this type of physical removal makes a big dent in the population. You can't really fix the damaged leaves, but the plant should perk up with some new leaves"

Also take a close look at the images - the stippled leaves are classic spider mite damage, you may also see webbing on the plants

Posted by: Lindsay McMenemy (2 points) Lindsay McMenemy
Posted: November 22, 2013

Romina commented,
Thanks again Lindsay, I'll be checking that post. I'm looking forward to use homemade insecticidal treatments to the plants. Also I was concern because I'm actually going to eat the oregano leaves so I don't know if it's safe to use those products you buy from the store.
about 7 years ago.

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