Spraying a sturdy plant with water will remove many pests. Be sure to spray all plant surfaces. Repeated water sprays help control spider mites. Spraying the plant with an insecticidal soap can often eliminate a pest infestation in its early stages.
How do you get rid of spider mites without harming plants?
One easy method is to mix one part rubbing alcohol with one part water, then spray the leaves. The alcohol will kill the mites without harming the plants. Another natural solution to get rid of these tiny pests is to use liquid dish soap. The soap suffocates the mites without harming the plants where they live.
How do you get rid of spider mites once and for all?
First you can use neem oil or insecticidal oil. These substances will cling to them to kill spider mites rather effectively. Second you can use a miticide, which will be effective for getting rid of spider mites. If you are using chemical controls, remember that they will kill all insects, not just the spider mites.
What is the best miticide for spider mites?
Avid, Floramite and Hexygon were considered to be some of the best miticides available to greenhouse growers for many years. One application would nearly eliminate spider mite problems for six weeks.
What do spider mites hate?
You may also want to put in companion planting, interspersing Chinese parsley, chives, dill, chrysanthemums, garlic, and onion throughout your garden to repel spider mites.
What do you spray for spider mites?
Naturally derived miticidal sprays like neem oil, pyrethrins, azadirachtin and horticultural oil can be sprayed directly onto adult mites, larvae, nymphs and eggs to kill on contact. Apply to active spider mite infestations at 3-day intervals until control is achieved.