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Two-Spotted Spider Mite

Name: Two-Spotted Spider Mite

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Arachnida

Subclass: Acari

Order: Trombidiformes

Family: Tetranychidae

Genus: Tetranychus

Species: T. urticae


Two-spotted spider mites are found in dry environments and usually on plants.


They can feed on hundreds of plants, including most vegetables and food crops including peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, beans, corn, strawberries; and ornamentals such as roses.

Method of Travel:



  • Hot and dry conditions will increase the occurrence of damage, therefore moisture and cool temperatures will minimize infestation.
  • Inspect new plants before introducing them into your garden or home.

Steps to control:

  • Good, long lasting, low-toxic methods of insect control can be done with Knock Down Indoor and Plant Flying & Crawling Insect Killer or other Knock Down products listed below.