wash it everyday..put it by your sink and wash the leaves everyday until
they are gone. These are very small mites and can't withstand the heavy
water flow but be careful you don't keep the dirt overly wet.
Give the ivy a good spray of water everyday for a week, then several
times a week. Even better, cover the top with aluminum foil and spray
the leaves with soapy water, making sure you get under the leaves. I
heard that lady bugs will eat spider mites (I thought that was for
aphids--is this true?). Spider mites like hot and dry conditions so
plants in a south window are ideal to the mite's habitat. Wash your
hands after handling the ivy and before touching other plants.
Quarantine the ivy.
There are a few (insecticide) products that will kill spider mites
although this is not necessary. Spider mites (not insects) can become
resistant to a specific insecticide.
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