Because of Covid 19, I am offering plants for sale on my website. Some plants are available now while others marked sold out will be available starting in May. I will be offering curbside pickup, delivery within Forest for $5.00 and outside of Forest is $15.00.
We will Deliver to Strathroy, Warwick, Watford, Oil Springs, Oil City, Petrolia, Brigden, Wyoming, Sarnia, Grand Bend, Brights Grove, Point Edward, and Camlachie.
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Mite Control: Getting Rid of Spider Mites Naturally
Use these Spider Mite control tips for your garden and
keep your flowers and shrubs beautiful.
What are they? They are microscopic spiders that are very
difficult to see without a magnifying glass.
You can usually notice a silky web on your plants
indicating that you might have a problem.
Another way to tell if you have them is
to hold a white piece of paper under the leaves of your plant and shake the
leaves. If you have Spider Mites they will fall onto the paper and look like
little tiny dots. If you get a magnifying glass and look at them, you will see
them crawling around.
is an excellent video from Mike McGroarty about using the white paper and
magnifying glass method to see Spider Mites and the best way to get rid of them.
What damage can they do to your plants? They have sharp mouth-parts that they use to suck the sap juices out your plants which will turn the
leaves yellow and they will die.
A heavy infestation will end up killing a plant so keep an eye on your plants.
Spider Mite Control
Getting rid of Spider Mites in your garden.
- As it says in the video the best way is to use a strong
spray of water and knock them off.
- Another way of getting rid of them is make your
own Hot Pepper Spray. Combine 1 tbsp. of cayenne pepper or hot sauce with 4
cups of warm water with a couple drops of dish soap. Mix it up and spray on the
underside of your plants leaves.
- Encouraging predators to your garden can
help in Spider Mite control. Here are a few:
- Stethorus punctillum – a type of ladybug that will kill Spider Mites
- Feltiella acarisuga– is a gall midge will feed on
- There are also different types of Mites that feed on Spider Mites.
You can purchase all of these insects online to help control them.
Remember they like it hot and dry so if you can keep the area around your plants cooler and wet you can help keep these common garden pests away.
If you have found other ways that work or have tried the methods above, share your knowledge here.
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Common Garden Pests
Spider Mites Control