Just pretend they’re hiding and doing pushups, just building up their numbers for a second infestation. Treat your grow room like a war zone, and don’t allow the spider mites to build up any numbers and attack again! Growers Need to Take Spider Mites Seriously… Or This Can Happen!
Spider mites are tiny and can be detected only by a full and thorough leaf inspection (on both sides of the leaf). If you find Spider Mites or eggs you must act fast and hit them hard. Spider mites can be very quick to take over your plant, and even quicker to develop a resistance to almost any method you use to get rid of them, which is why it’s generally recommended to use multiple methods of offense against a spider mite infestation. If you have problems with spider mites, keep a constant and varied offense for the best chance at success. It can help to identify how/where you got spider mites. If you already have an infestation, you will immediately want to start hitting them hard with something that will kill them on contact (several options are listed below). Tracked in from outside Vegetable garden Animals/pets From a plant other than marijuana. If you have some spider mites which got tracked in randomly from outside, it’s likely you’ve got a run-of-the-mill spider mite that should be easy to get rid of.
Although these guys are annoying as well, they almost seem nice compared to their cannabis-specialized counterparts. Chances are you’ll be able to successfully use one of the less harsh home remedies to stop your infestation. From another marijuana garden Clones were infested with spider mites Tracked spider mites in from another marijuana garden Any time the spider mites were living on another marijuana plant before they got to your plants. If you got your spider mites from a cannabis clone or plant from another cannabis grower, chances are you’ve got the type of spider mite that is an expert at infesting cannabis plants . The (often two-spotted) mites often seem to be the worst spider mite in this category! These specialized spider mites are incredibly developed at living on marijuana plants, and may already be immune to many common spider mite remedies. If you believe you got your spider mites from another marijuana grower, then don’t play games. Get serious and get rid of your mites NOW, before they adapt to your grow room and become unstoppable. Here’s a list of proven spider mite remedies for cannabis plants (from home remedies to organic repellents to serious chemical pesticides)… Before your first treatment…. Control the heat Have lots of air blowing over the plants and top of growing medium Spray spider mites off the plants if you can. Spider mites like the heat and hate a windy environment. A cool breezy grow space won’t get rid of spider mites, but it makes it harder for them to reproduce so your other control methods are more effective. If it’s possible for you to bring your plants outside or somewhere safe, you might even consider spraying off as many spider mites as you can, to get their numbers down before you start your main treatments. Get a fan blowing over the plants and top of growing medium. Not only do plants grow better with a breeze, great air circulation is great for pest prevention. Spider mites love heat and stagnant, non-moving air. They can’t mate in windy conditions so a strong fan can help keep the infestation from getting worse. A breeze also helps pest treatments go better because fans help spray treatments dry on the plant. Azamax is a time-tested way to rid your grow room of spider mites. Spray plants 15 minutes before lights out, making sure to drench the foliage under the leaves as well as the top of your soil. Use a fan to blow on your leaves to help things dry. Treat your room more than once, even if you believe the spider mites are gone. You can also add small amounts of Azamax when watering your plants, as it will not hurt your roots but will kill spider mites in the soil. You will need a mister (also called a “One-Hand Pressure Sprayer”) to spray all the leaves evenly.
Spinosad Products (safe & organic) – Spinosad products are organic and unlike many other spider mite pesticides, completely harmless to pets, children, and plants .
Unlike many insecticides, you can spray spinosad heavily on leaves and roots with basically no negative effects. Spinosad products can be used directly to kill spider mites on contact, but can also be used when watering plants to systematically kill spider mites via the roots.