Help me SPIDER MITES!!!!!
xerics at bellsouth.net
Wed Jul 26 08:18:00 EST 2000
"Richard L. Wainwright" wrote:
> Hey! The easiest, safest and most effective way to control mites is with
> horticultural oils such as Neem Oil (by Green Light) or UtraFine Oil (by
> SunSpray) There was a recent study by the Connecticut Agriculteral
> Experiment Station in Windsor, Conn. who found that horticultural sprays out
> performed even the strongest chemicals, including ones used by professional
> nurseryman. Oils work better because 1) it kills both adult mites as will
> as their eggs through suffocation. Other miticides only target the adults,
> and within days any viable eggs hatch and the cycle continues. 2) Mites
> can't develop resistance to oils as they can against chemicals. Adult male
> mites carry a gene which helps them adapt rapidly to poisons. Since oils
> work by suffocation, they cannot adapt against this. 3)Oils are gentler
> than other miticides. They don't take out the Good Guys (including you!).
> Following treatment, the number of bad mites drops quickly and dramatically,
> allowing the predatory mites a chance to catch up and control them for the
> rest of the season. They also do not harm other good guys like lady bugs,
> bees, praying mantis, etc. Another great benefit of Neem Oil in particular,
> is that it also is very effective against powdery mildew, rust, black spot
> and a host of other fungal diseases. I use it on my roses regularly. I am
> a Landscape Design Consultant so gardening is my passion. Hope you will go
> out and buy it now and save your angel's trumpet. Pat Wainwright at
> pat at allmine.org
> <KOJAK4O at webtv.net> wrote in message
> news:8213-39677890-62 at storefull-178.iap.bryant.webtv.net...
> > I have an angel trumpet that is fixing to bloom, but the spidermites are
> > going to keep it from happening. Is it the region I am in? Can I try
> > some natural way to rid these pesky mites from my angel trumpet. I am
> > in the south eastern part of Tennessee. Or what kind of pesticde
> > should I use to desroy these pests. There are all other kinds of plants
> > around it , but they just seem to attack my angel trumpet. Any
> > suggestions would be appreciated.
Well, I tried a dilute sunspray oil on some of my greenhouse plants last winter.
Killed a lot of stuff, including many of the plants.
Richard L. Wagner
BioMedical Research Engineer
Yerkes Research Center
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