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TYPES OF PESTS - ARACHNIDS, NEMATODES AND MOLLUSKS
 

 

MITES
    Class Arachnida (mites, spiders, ticks, scorpions)
      Characterized by:
      • 8 legs
      • 2 body regions; cephalothorax, abdomen 
      • no antenna or wings
1) spider mite, red spider or spotted mite - very small; cause a fine yellow
    specklingon leaves where they feed, and form webs when severe. 

 
 
 

NEMATODES - eel or wire worms (extremely small)
 
1) root-knot nematode -  bore into roots and cause the root to have a swollen, 
    knotted appearance

 
 
 

MOLLUSK
 
1) snails - with shells; chew on young plant parts, soft tissue; leave slime trails

2) slugs - without shells; chew on young plant parts, soft tissue; leave slime trails.