Tiny members of the arachnid (spider) family that colonize on the underside of rose leaves. If left unchecked, mites can defoliate a entire bush rapidly.
A group of small, active, non-insect arthropods, some of which are predators of other mites and small insects (e.g., thrips); most species are plant feeding. The twospotted spider mite ( Tetranicus urticae), typically more of a problem under hot, dry conditions and damaging cotton plants by rasping mostly lower leaf cells, is the predominant mite on cotton in the Southeast; populations often reduced by naturally- occurring fungi, particularly under humid conditions.
Mites are relatives to the spider, but are very small and often microscopic. They can be yellow, red, or green. Like their relatives, mites can spin minute webs under leaves and in joints between stems. Before you ever see the mites, you'll probably see tiny yellow spots on leaves. To confirm the presence of mites, tap leaves over a white surface where the tiny spiders will be more visible. Mites are frequently a pest of drought stressed plants and can usually be controlled by keeping plants well watered and by hosing off those that are heavily infected. Insceticidal soaps can also be used.
small eight-legged animals, many of which burrow and feed on blood
Tiny external parasites (see below) that can sometimes infest iguanas and their habitats. Mites are arachnids - related to spiders - and suck blood from their hosts. An iguana with mites must be aggressively treated. For more information on mites, see the Parasites page.
A very small, sometimes parasitic arachnid that is found on crabs. They are generally white or black and red. The only way to get rid of them is to bathe the crab several times, consecutively. If the infestation is severe, you may want to first bathe in a prepared salt water, then rinse in fresh dechlorinated water. Repeat until they are gone. DO NOT use any mite remedy that is available. Mites and crabs are closely related and any treatment to kill mites will kill your crabs.
Very small arachnids that cause and carry a variety of diseases.
Tiny eight-legged beasties.
parasites on and in animals (ie: ticks) and plants; mites have modified mouth parts that can bite, suck, or chew, depending on species; many mites carry diseases and are harmful to man and damage livestock and crops
Any of various small or minute arachnids of the order Acarina that are often parasitic on animals and plants, infest stored food products, and in some species transmit disease.
Small, often minute, arthropods in the order Acarina, class Arachnida, which includes spiders, ticks, and related critters. Mites have four pairs of legs, like ticks and spiders, and unlike the insects, which have only three.
Tiny arachnids, many of which are known to feed on African Violets. Depending on the species, they measure between 1/150 to 1/100 inch in length and come in various colors. Some Mites specialize in specific parts of African Violets, while others will feed on almost the entire plant. Damage caused by Mites is compounded by the fact that many of them carry Botrytis. Also see Broad Mites, Cyclamen Mites, Privet Mites and Spider Mites.
Very small members of the arachnid which includes spiders, they occur in large numbers in many organic surface soils.