4 Natural Remedies to Get Rid of Spider Mites During Flowering

Are spider mites appearing when your plants are flowering? Use these four natural remedies to get rid of these pests without using chemical pesticide.

How to Get Rid of Spider Mites

Neem Oil Spider Mites

1. Introduce Natural Predators
A long-term solution to controlling spider mites is to introduce natural predators like praying mantis and ladybugs. Both of these bugs can be bought online and shipped to your doorsteps.

2. Spray with Neem Oil
Using neem oil is more of a preventive measure. It won’t kill the spider mites. Make your own neem oil spray by mixing 2 tablespoons of neem oil with one-quart of warm water. Give the plant foliage a good spray once the solution has cooled down to room temperature.

SNS Spider Mite Spray

3. Use the SNS Mite Control Spray
Sierra Natural Science has developed a non-toxic concentrate that will help kill spider mite eggs. Spray this solution directly onto the infested areas of the plant.

4. Introduce Companion Planting
Grow pest-repelling plants like coriander and dill next to the crop that’s affected by spider mites. Chrysanthemum is another companion plant to consider because it contains a natural insecticide called pyrethrum.

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Last Modified on February 15, 2018 -