[Sticky] How to Get Rid of Spider Mites on a Cannabis Plant
Here is my Non-toxic Mite Treatment:
I had a bad infestation of spider mites. They were in my houseplants upstairs too. Tens of thousands of them. Maybe more.
But my mother plant had none.
Why? I used a sticky substance called Tangle Trap. It looks like rubber cement. I smeared it on the table legs of my mother set up. The legs are only 4" tall but it was enough. I recommend the sticky stuff. There are different brands. I make yellow sticky cards for fungus gnats too. Physical barriers can work.
I guess if you have pots on the floor it wouldn't work.
If I find any and the plant is small enough or you got a big bucket. Dunk the whole plant in your spider mite solution. Turn the plant upside and dunk away. Then using gloves rub your hand and fingers all over the plants stems and leaves. Then dunk in fresh water. I do this method just using dish soap and veggie oil. This way all kill the adults kill most of the young and eggs. Remember I'm pretty sure there life cycle is 3 days just like fleas.
I've had decent success using DE (diatomaceous earth) for Spider Mites. It's a fine, clay-like powder that's made from tiny dead organisms called Diatoms. On a microscopic level it's really sharp and jagged and it gets inside the cracks of the Mite's exoskeleton and fucks them up, drying them out and killing them. Contains plenty of Silica and stuff as well, so it's apparently beneficial as a soil additive as well.
You do have to be a little careful on younger plants as I've found it can dry them out as it's so powdery. It's great for spreading around an area/tent when you've had an infestation and want to be sure. Just another thing that's worth having in the arsenal!
I’ve been watching my crop & can say I haven’t seen a mite in ages.
Seeing nothing bar predators witch is awesome didn’t take them long.
they do bread at twice the speed of mites.
i used a mix of bottled Phytoseiulus persimilis & the sachets that contained amblyseius californicus
I don’t know if I can say who I got them from but I definitely would recommend them as i have used there other predators for gnats & they definitely do the job.
did order a top up but looking at them I don’t think I need them the predators have done the job already.
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