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StillPinkie
Panama City, Fl
Posts: 44
Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:46 pm   Post subject: How do I get rid of Spider Mites?!


I first noticed the webbing but thought that it was a lil spider or two trying to catch dinner. But then I noticed the plants they were on started looking really bad. Yesterday I got out there and really looked and saw a TON of tiny lil red moving dots. I looked it up and they are spider mites and they completely killed the lil flower bed they were in and has started moving all over the garden.

I completely removed all the infected plants and flowers out of that area and threw them away. I sprayed the ground with a soap and water mixture and all the surrounding plants.

This morning I went out and was really looking around and they have spread to my lilies that are about 7 ft away and my sun nursery. I stopped spraying the soap when my cannas instantly turned brown from the spray. Sad

Its very dense in that area that had the infected plants. It doesnt seemed to have moved to my roses but my cannas, lilies and bougainvilleas showing signs of these horrible lil mites.

HOW DO I GET RID OF THEM AND SAVE MY BABIES??????

And did I kill my cannas with the soap? Crying or Very sad

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eileen


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Scotland
Posts: 23207
Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:05 pm   


OMG Pinkie I hate finding those little critters on any of my plants. Here are a couple of web sites that may be of some use to you:

http://www.gardenseeker.com/plant_pests_problems/plant-pests/red_spider_mites.htm

http://www.how-to-control.co.uk/how-to-control-red-spider-mite.htm

Do let us know how you get on won't you?

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StillPinkie
Panama City, Fl
Posts: 44
Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:56 pm   


THANK YOU EILEEN!!! I read the articles and am going to order some Phytoseiulus persimilis!! Oragnic at that!

Ill let you know how this works out.

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grownforyou
United Kingdom
Posts: 26
Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:28 pm   


StillPinkie, can you upload a photo?

There are a couple of different kinds of spider mite and Phytoselius only works on a couple.

If the mites you see are bright red then they could possibly be the Carmine Spider Mite. From the description you gave they could be. These need spraying to control. I am not sure what chemicals are available to you, but it might be worth talking to a local glasshouse nursery to find out what active ingredients they use. Many retail preperations are actually more effective than commercial ones, that is the case in the UK anyway.

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Bluewolf

NE Indiana (zone 5a/b)
Posts: 225
Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 4:27 pm   


well thankfully your cannas are bulbs..just cut off the infected growth and they should be fine..
There is a Spider mite spray (name escapes me at the moment)

But you can always use a vinagar soultion...
1/2 ans 1/2 I think (with water)

just keep a close eye on them for a while....
and spray when needed...

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glendann

Texas
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Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 6:30 pm   


Oh Pinkie I wish I knew what to tell you.I have never had them But your canna's are hard to kill.I lost the tropical one you gave me this summer.I watered and watered but the heat killed both of them.they are usually very hardy.

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