I've recently had an outbreak of spider mites on several of the plants
in my strawberry pot. I tried a neem oil spray, but I've still got a
lot of the mites and I don't want to kill my plants with the spray.
I've read that moisture is bad for spider mites, so I'm spraying the
plants with water from a spray bottle several times a day.
Is the water alone likely to be an effective control for the spider
mites? Should I continue to use the neem oil? How often? Is there
something else I can do to get rid of the mites? I don't want to
spend a lot on one remedy after another, so if there is something that
will be effective I'd like to go straight to that.
Read the label and it will answer all these questions. I never found
Neem oil to be very useful. When I get spider mites I blast the
undersides of the leaves with a very strong blast of hose. It forces
the mites off. It doesn't kill them, which is nice IMO.
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