How can I rid my Gardena plant of webbing and bugs on the plant?

I have a gardenia plant that I purchased a month ago . I noticed it has light webbing on some of the leaves with a very small yellow type of dusting which I assume are some type of bugs or bug eggs. They did not appear until last week, I am looking for suggestions on how to rid the plant of this insect. My e-mail is tfagan1@wi.rr.com. Thank You, Margi Fagan

Submitted by tfagan12

Webbing on the leaves is likely an indication of spider mites. Spraying with horticultural oil should take care of them, although you may need to spray a couple of times to catch eggs that hatch out after you spray. Sometimes, even a forceful spray of water (enough to blast them off the plant) is sufficient to reduce their numbers.

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