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Do spider mite live in the cold season? 5 months 20 hours ago #36770

My Chinese Elm has been doing great! Old leaves fell off and new ones growing. I have a plant with a bunch of healthy leaves. But when I went to water the soil the other day, I saw a spider mite. I was wondering if they stay for the winter. Thanks!
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Do spider mite live in the cold season? 5 months 19 hours ago #36771

If it is still growing I assume you keep it indoors. Then why would you think spider mites care about winter outside if they are inside?
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Do spider mite live in the cold season? 5 months 12 hours ago #36776

It should of course be outside, and therefore the spider mites will not be a problem.
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Do spider mite live in the cold season? 4 months 4 weeks ago #36794

"I saw a spider mite"
Hm.. I doubt it. These critters are really the size of a grain of salt, move slowly. The main way to detect them is through silvery webbing that starts to cover branches and leaves. The individual animal is virtually impossible to spot. You probably have seen another animal.

As for your question. Spider mites populations are domant/surviving winter through eggs
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