SPIDER mites can set up home in your plant pots and reproduce at an alarming rate.

Female spider mites lay up to 20 eggs a day, so this is a problem you may want to tackle as soon as possible.

The experts at Creative Explained have revealed the two ingredients you need to tackle these pests.

Armen Adamjan took to Instagram to explain the recipe for the DIY spider mite spray.

"In a spray bottle, add ½ cup of vodka, a tiny bit of dish soap, and one cup of water," he said.

"What you have right now is a homemade powerful remedy to fight spider mites."

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Armen went on to explain why these pests are so deadly to your plants.

"Spider mites are these creepy little bugs that suck out the green color from the leaves of your plants," Armen explained.

"If you spot some, you've got act fast otherwise they’ll invade your plant."

The vodka and dish soap work together to break down the cells of the plant and create a slippery surface so the mites cannot remain on it.

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Armen's followers took to the comments section to praise his easy hack.

One user said: "Yes! Spider mites kill all my good sh*t! Thank you!"

Another person commented: "SOOOO many cool tips on how to care for plants!"

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A third follower joked: "I’ll end up drinking the vodka."

"But what if they prefer dark liquor?" asked another person.

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