Re: Spider Mites
>Sorry for the Homer Simpson on this, but what was the consensus on
>treatment for BAD spider mite infestation a few weeks ago?
>I was away for a while and arriving back, find my plants under full
>assault and unable to defend themselves. What a frightful scene!
>Withered, puny, aged before their time. Enough to make a grown man cry,
The first thing to do is to give the plants a good shower. Bath shower or
even kitchen sink sprayer with cold water will do (be sure to try to bet
beneath the leaves, too). Not a permanent solution - I'm not sure what the
preferred chemical method is these days. I have used Kelthane, but can't
say that it's been that effective for me.
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin (Milwaukee suburb)
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