Guard ‘n’ Aid for Spidermite is a very effective product that targets infestations of this nuisance insect in your grow room. It works against spidermite at all stages of life; eggs, larvae and adults. The main active ingredients are pyrethrins at 4.59 g/L and rapeseed oil at 825.3 g/L. This is mixed with water at 10ml per litre and sprayed on the plants, preferably when the lights are off. At this ratio, 1 bottle of Guard ‘n’ Aid for Spidermite will make 33x 750ml bottles of ready to use solution! Each bottle goes a long way!
Pyrethrins come from the dried heads of Chrysanthemum flowers and has long been used in gardens as an effective insect control product. It interferes with the insects respiratory and nervous systems, quickly disabling them. As it is a naturally derived product, it is also widely considered to be amongst the safest insecticides for use with edibles. As Spidermite reproduce quickly, you’ll need to spray as much of the plant surface as possible (but avoid any open flowers and developing buds), ensuring you get the underside of leaves too.
Alternatives to Guard ‘n’ Aid for Spidermite
At Straight Up Hydroponics, we also have Spidermite Protection Spray for controlling Thrip as well as some general use products such as Pest Off and Neem Oil. These are all on our website and you can see them by clicking here.