Preliminary investigations have shown the presence of pathogenic fungi in natural populations of the cassava green spider mites. Among others, Entomopthora sp. and Hirsutella sp. were isolated from dead mites sampled from the field. Laboratory bioassays have given mite mortality of up to 60%, indicating the possibility of utilizing some of these pathogens in mite control. Tests with Beauveria bassiana, isolated from lepidopteran pests, have also shown that the mite is susceptible to this fungus.