Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Spider Mite Battle.

 Hello again. So yesterday I was able to identify, and take action against some spider mites. The method that I used was the alcohol and water solution.

Alcohol and Water
  Take a spray bottle, add one part rubbing alcohol, and one part water (1:1) put them in the bottle together. Then spray the undersides of the leafs, and base of the plant.

How did it work?
  The alcohol and water worked great. My plants are super green today. There are almost zero webs, and I took a white piece of paper and put it under the leaves that I knew for sure had spider mites on them. Some fell off and didn't move. I killed them dead.

Great, you got them all right?
  NO! I noticed a few webs on my aloe. So I went through my plants in fine detail. I sprayed every little bit of the plants. The worst part was my Coleus. There are so many leaves, that I had to spray so much. But I should be set now. In a few more days I will look in close detail again. I will probably have to do one or two sprays but that should be it.

 So there you have it. I hope this works for you. If you have any trouble stories or questions please leave a comment. I would be happy to help you out.

 See Spider Mites for the full article on what they are, and what they do.

 I hope this helps.
         Garrett

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