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AlbinoFarmer started grow question 4 years ago
Best way to fight spider mites?
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Week 11
Leaves. Color - Mottling
Kindbudz answered grow question 4 years ago
I highly advise to use neem oil and spray on the foliage. Make sure to spray the top and underside of the leaf.you may also try insecticidal soaps. The key is to reputedly spray the foliage as it is instructed on the packaging. Typically you will have to do it for a week or so every day to make sure that you have killed everything. You could if you would like as well but large mosquito netting and drape it over the plants. Place ladybugs inside and they should devour the spider mites. Every grow I use lady bugs I typically have no issues. Good luck on your grow!
Jack_Greenstalk answered grow question 4 years ago
there is a company in IG called biotactics that carries predator mites which in theory will eat and destroy harmful pest and not harm your plant. I have seen and heard good things about lady bugs, you can build a house for them, and soak a raisin to attract them off plants when they finish eating spiders. praying mantis can also help with integrated pest management (IPM) . A TIP for lady bugs also, if you spray them with a little sugar water (half coke / pepsi or sugar water x half regular water) their wings get "glued" shut for a few days so they wont fly away from your outdoor plants before you re attract them back into their homes.
Stick answered grow question 4 years ago
Hi @AlbinoFarmer! The best way to kill them is to mix neem-oil with water and spray your mix at night onto and below the leaves. If you can't find neem-oil, alcohol will do the job, mix 1 part alcohol with 9 part of water, this should not hurt your plants. You need to react as fast as you can so your yield won't be too much affected. Hope this helps, keep us up-to-date and good luck with these invaders.