Spider mites are tiny creepy-crawlies who love your houseplants just as much as you do. Contrary to popular belief, these little guys aren’t actually insects — they’re a type of arachnid, related to spiders, scorpions, and ticks. Spider mites look like miniscule green, white, red, yellow, or brown spiders that are almost too small to see with the naked eye. But their most defining feature is that they have an insatiable appetite for your indoor plants.
If you’ve got a case of spider mites and don’t know what to do, don’t despair — you’re in good hands. We’ve got some au natural tips to help you get rid of spider mites before they cause lasting damage to your leafy green babies.