Spider mites or something less destructive?
My two citrus trees and a few other plants are now in their winter home for a few months. In the past day or so I have noticed a few webs running from leaf to leaf sometimes over 6 inches long and some very short lengths. I'm concerned that these could be spider mites. The webs are VERY fine and no pictures I take even begin to show anything. BUT trying to look under the leaves with a magnifying glass has turned up no conclusive evidence of mites. Is it possible that this is just some sort of common spider that came inside with the plants and is spinning webs every night?
I am still planning on taking them outside to spray them with some oil as a precaution. Would it be good to spray them with a steady stream of water from the garden hose before spraying oil on them? I was going to use some ready to spray horticultural oil from Bonide. Good idea or bad idea? There is some slightly newer growth from before I brought them inside, will the oil burn it?
Sorry for the long post!