Spider mites are the bane of houseplant and hydroponics enthusiasts everywhere. Although these destructive pests can also infest outdoor plants, it's not as common of an occurrence due to the many natural predators they must contend with. Indoors, however, they can thrive unchallenged, making them very difficult to get rid of. Furthermore, their miniscule size, less than half a millimeter, makes it very hard to get them all. They can hide in any available nook or cranny, including under leaves, in the plant's crown and in the soil. Fortunately, all is not lost. There are many kinds of natural and effective non toxic spider mites killer that you can use on your prized green companions.
Neem oil is produced from the fruit and leaves of the neem tree, an India native. This oil is immensely popular among indoor gardeners for its ability to control pests. While it may not kill adults, it will kill their eggs. Neem oil contains naturally-occurring chemical compounds that disrupt their development. Killing the eggs of pests is a critical step in controlling any infestation.
Not many people realize that they can use simple hydrogen peroxide as non toxic spider mites killer. If you have to spray a lot of plants or if you experience frequent infestations, you can buy concentrated peroxide and dilute it to the desired strength. However, if you only have the occasional spider mite problem, the stuff you find at the drug store will do just fine.
It's recommended that you use peroxide at a strength of three percent, which is full strength for the drugstore kind. Pour it into a spray bottle and spray the affected plants, making sure to soak the soil surface, crown and the undersides of the leaves. You'll notice a significant improvement after only one application, but it's recommended to keep using it daily for about a week to ensure that all the mites are dead. Peroxide won't kill the eggs, however, so you may want to combine this method with neem oil.
Don't be so quick to groan at the idea of more bugs in the house. If you have a dedicated growing room for your plants, it's a good idea to purchase predatory insects and let them loose. It will probably take some time, but this is an excellent way to get rid of spider mite infestations naturally and easily.
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