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Old 09-24-2013, 09:47 AM
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UnhappyThe dreaded spidermite...uggh!


its been really hot and humid here the past month and a half...
and well i noitced that i have spidermites....at first it as just my plumeria..which was in the house..luckly i caught it before they went to my other house plants.thot i was getting a hold of the problem i was treating my plumie with alcohol swab wipe downs...
i put it outside away from my other front yard plants...
then it got windy...
now all my front yard porch plants have them..succulents ....i dont know what to do!
i spray my plants down but again its hot and humid....and i cant keep drowning the poor succs...
there starting to win the fight i dont wanna let my little plant babies die and i really dont wanna use poisons because of animals...
HELP!!
any advice or help im at the end of my ropes..is there any hope?
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Old 09-24-2013, 11:16 AM
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Your best bet is diatomaceous earth .. DE - it's a dust and you need a duster to apply it. The 2nd best solution is Neem Oil .. but I don't particularly like it because it can fry your plants if they are in full sun and makes a sticky mess.

I got my DE at Ace Hardware store .. call around and see if you can find it along with a duster .. try and get what's called "food grade".

Be careful when applying because you don't want to breathe it into your lungs.
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Old 09-24-2013, 09:44 PM
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Sorry to hear about your problem. Diatomaceous earth (food grade) is great to use, you can use an empty bottle
of seasoning to apply to your plants. Liquid sevin or Sevin dust is another choice. DE is available
at Home Depot or Lowes, Sevin can be found at Walmart.

Natural remedy I use in my garden for the past 2 years: homemade seaweed fertilizer (also great fertilizer and foliar feeding).
I had white flies, spider mites, etc. It's easy to make and is an effective spray to control spider mites on infested plants.
Email me if you are interested and I will send you the recipe
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:22 AM
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lady bugs eat spider mites I think...
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Old 09-25-2013, 06:52 PM
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I use the dawn dish soap and water mix and spray my plants down. 1 gallon water and a couple drops of dawn.
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:40 PM
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thanks everyone for the help!
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Old 10-28-2013, 05:23 PM
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I have had it last 2 indoor seasons.. I mostly tossed my plants.
Sickening.
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