Spider mites

Bringing in a new plant is fun an exciting… until you find out that one new plant has spider mites!

Annoying little bastards! There are many different ways people say to get rid of them.. there is the biological control such as ladybugs, lacewings, and predatory mites,I have tried the ladybugs in the past for my rose bushes they did a great job. There are also some who say essential oils work.. I have not had any luck with this or with making the pepper extract. I have also tried neem oil this did not work either some have said they had luck with it.

The dish soap – mixing 3 tables of dish soap with a gallon of water and then spraying it on the leaves. I also have not had much luck with this in the past. What I’m going to try this time around is rubbing alcohol – soaking the cotton ball in the Rubbing Alcohol and then wiping the leaves then a few hours later rinse of the leaves. Some say do one part water and one part rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle.

Then there is always the other way of bagging up the plant and tossing it in the trash and then staring over. There are many other ways to try an get rid of spider mites do research and find what way would work best for you there are some other ways I didn’t list. Remember to always check your new plants before bringing them into your garden!

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