Washing plant foliage with a soft cloth or a strong spray of lukewarm water on a regular basis will help minimize the spider mite population. Plants can also be treated with a pesticide containing permethrin or pyrethrin. Horticultural oil and insecticidal soap are also effective.
Put a cloth in a solution of rubbing alcohol and tap water. Carefully wipe down each leaf. Next, add the solution to a spray bottle and wet the entire plant. It is possible to mix 16 ounces of warm water with a small amount of liquid dish washing soap.
The plant needs to be cleaned. The mixture of alcohol and water can be used to kill spider mites. Put 1 cup of alcohol in 30 ounces of water and put it in a spray bottle. Put a paper towel on the leaves and wipe them off.
Rubbing alcohol can kill spider mites. Put cotton balls in rubbing alcohol and wipe the foliage of the plants. Let either the dish soap or rubbing alcohol sit on the plants for a few hours, and then rinse the leaves thoroughly with water.
Plants that are suffering from water stress have spider mites on them. Making sure your watering schedule is right for your plant is a good way to discourage them. You can use a leaf shine occasionally.
Proper time and attention is given to both treatment and prevention of spider mite. Spider mite populations can be reduced by removing plant foliage and treating plants with insecticidal soap and oil sprays. That’s the bad news.
Spider mite are one of the most destructive pests. They can do a lot of damage in a short period of time. The leaves look discolored, speckled, curled under, dried or shriveled up when they are sucked out by them.
There are naturally derived sprays like pyrethrin’s and azadirachtin that can be used to kill adult mites. Control of the spider mite can be achieved at 3-day intervals.