Spider mite infested palms
vargas at freenet.calgary.ab.ca
Fri Nov 17 12:22:55 EST 1995
Hi Jim plus other bug-ridding experts,
> I've successfully used Schultz-Instant Insect Spray for Houseplants.
> It's in a pump spray, yellow and red bottle.
> Spray them both, including the undersides. Repeat the process several
> times if necessary. You may lose if you're too late, but give it a try.
> Check your other plants and spray them too (if they are of the type that
> can be sprayed.).
> Jim Yorton
> jjy at xnet.com
Which are the plants which CANNOT be sprayed?
I have noted a charming tiny red spider on our table. My kids later found
more, but I had no idea they are a PEST until my plants started showing
distress. Some seem to have their roots rotting (as they fall off) and
lose leaves (diffenbachia, others). I sprayed those, but lost them ALL.
Now, I have discovered some white/green bugs which cluster on the
underleves of several of my begonias, genranium and now even my avocado
plants.The plants are showing signs of great distress. Are these red
spider-related? are they aphids? HELP.
Should I (CAN I) spray the above named plants? Should I spray the soil too?
I worry the pests may spread to my rubber plant, ficus tree and ferns (DO
THEY?) I'm afraid this is in epidemic proportions...
Thanks for any help/advice you can give me at this stage.
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