Opie I dont think you know what a spider mite is perhaps.
If you are going to sit here and try to sell me that hanging a yellow pest strip up top is going to kill / discourage / chase away spider mites you are simply wrong.
WTF are you talking about?
Spider mites dont make webs anywhere except on plant leave tops between the fingers. That is it.
Spider mites hatch from eggs and will burrow their heads into the leaves to avoid the chemical smells.
Contact kill is the ONLY way to kill a spider mite and their is no way to kill the eggs, except for the diamateous earth that you could shoot at the plants and pierce the egg casings.
You have to have a lucky shot.
Fogging like Zandor said is the best but even then, your plants take a hard beating and smoking that stuff...hmmm...not for HARD.
The author of this thread also stated GREEN SPIDER MITES.
Spider mites arent even fricking green.
But stop telling peeps you can kill an infestation with a hanging yellow strip. You would be better off hanging flea collars on the branches of your tree to discourage pests but spider mites are a different breed of insect that has eggs that cannot be killed and will hatch and instantly start the cycle again.
DAILY WASHING is the only chance anyone has with spider mites.
Leaf by leaf by leaf....egg by egg by egg.
I tried your methods and about 24 others.
I know first hand the perils of mites and the ineffectiveness of mass extinction. There is none.
Here is a pic of some stuff 7 days after fogging the place and washing and dunking the plants in soap and doing nothing else.
They hatch and then start their shit all over again.
If I ever get another infestation, out the door with the plants and its start all over.
Its nice of you to help but your method is not effective on REAL SPIDER MITES. Perrhaps aphids or other leaf eaters....but NOT MITES.
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