Spider mites can be a real problem when growing certain plants. When you need to practice spider mite removal for indoor garden pests we have found neem oil to be effective. Neem oil is a natural product compatible with organic gardening standards.
We recently had to spray some neem oil to deal with spider mites and some people recommend preventatively spraying neem oil on plants in order to proactively stop spider mites and other garden pests. Neem oil is often recommended for spider mite removal but it can also be used against aphids, gnats (fungus), rust and powdery mildew.1 According to the label neem oil is considered both a fungicide and a miticide and is effective against blackspot, whiteflies, and other insects as well.
While we used Neem oil to treat our hydroponics system for indoor garden pests, if you are going to apply neem oil outdoors please keep in mind that neem oil is hazardous to bees and bees are gardeners friends.
Neem oil worked great for our spider mite removal issue and we barely needed any of the product. Neem oil comes in a concentrated form and you only need to mix roughly 1 fl oz per gallon of water. Our spray bottle full of water got a tablespoon and we had way more then enough product to dose our plants. It is recommended to only mix what you need to use though because it is recommended that the left over amount be discarded.
Hopefully spider mites do not become an issue in your grow area. If you keep the plants neat and tidy by removing old dead growth and keep the grow areas from getting too congested ( plants tangled up together ) then you are making excellent steps to keep your indoor garden pests away. If you need to get yourself some neem oil concentrate just look in the “pest control” section of the Recommended Products section of our site.
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