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Q.Spider Mites

Anonymous added on October 8, 2011 | Answered

Can spider mites not be seen on some plants? I have 5 plants in one room, only one of them have the mites. I put the infected plant in a different room and treated it with the Ortho brand treatment. It seemed to get rid of them. The plant was left alone for almost one month and I didn’t see any mites, so I put it back in with the other plants. Now that plant has the mites again but I can’t find any on the other plants. Please help!

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Answered on October 9, 2011

It is true that spider mites are difficult to see, as they are quite small. We have found the best way to treat spider mites is with neem oil. Not only is it effective, but it's also quite safe to both plants and animals (as well as humans). This article should help you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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