Spider Mite Control is a plant extract pesticide used to control spider mites, which are known to feed on several hundred species of plants. The plant oil extracts disrupt the breathing of spider mites and also prevent laid eggs from hatching. Spider Mite Control is a safe, all-natural alternative to conventional pesticides and does not cause resistance development after continuous use.
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To apply Spider Mite Control during a spider mite outbreak, use .256 oz of product with one gallon (1 gal.) of water to dilute. It can also be used in other quantities, respecting the dilution rate of 1:500 product to water. After dilution, spray the product onto the plant leaves above and below. Do not apply prior to excessive rains, since this may reduce product effectiveness. Apply again in event of rain. Apply every 3-5 days. Avoid applying product during peak sunlight as oil-based products may cause phytotoxic effects.
Spider Mite Control uses natural cottonseed, peppermint, and rosemary oil extracts, in combination with geraniol, as the active ingredients to reach the highest level of efficacy, while greatly reducing the environmental impact of using this product. Spider Mite Control kills spider mites effectively on contact (direct toxicity). The oils biodegrade naturally under warm conditions and do not leave any harmful residues behind. A foliar spray on the leaves of plants will control various insects for several days. Geraniol is also an effective insect repellent.
The oil extracts from plants used in this product are non-toxic to humans and rapidly biodegrade under warm conditions, meaning they do not leave harmful residues. This product is not leachable from soil. Appropriate land management practices should be used at all times with any pesticide; this material should be prevented from entering public or private water supplies (including wells) and any lake, stream, or river.
Spider Mite Control blocks the breathing holes of spider mites, so they die by suffocation. It also deactivates the eggs and prevents hatching. Spider Mite Control also causes reproductive disruption among female spider mites, leading to infertility or mites that don't develop to an adult stage.
Spider mites are Acari of the family Tetranychidae, which includes a wide number of species. They generally live under plant leaves, which get damaged when the spider mites feed on them. They are quite small and they lay eggs, which can also cause plant damage after hatching. They attack a large variety of plants such as tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, beans, corn, strawberry, etc. Damaged plants show small light flecks. Spider Mites can become a pest when insecticides kill their natural predators. In high populations, they produce webbing to protect themselves and their eggs. A single mature female can spawn about one million mites in approximately one month. Their accelerated reproductive rates allow spider mites to quickly adapt to chemical pesticides and become resistant.
|Crop Type||Dilution Ratioe||Foliar Spray||Time to use|
|All Crops||1:500||0.76 fl. oz. (22.3 mL) / 1,000 ft2, 33.28 fl. oz. (0.97 L) / Acre, 33.28 fl. oz. (2.4 L) / Ha||During spider mite outbreaks|
The mix rate for Spider Mite Control is 0.256 oz per 1 gallon of water that should only be used as a foliar spray.