Spider mite control will involve a few different steps.
The key to prevention will be water control. Because the activity of spider mites will climax when the climate is dry and temperatures are warm, water control will keep plants moist and undesirable for spider mites. Water will also take care of getting rid of dust build up or any silk webs that the spider mites spin, which will destroy a habitat where spider mites can survive. Getting rid of webs will delay reproduction and get rid of any protected eggs.
Spider mite infestations may be very difficult to control. The misuse of a product or the use of a wrong product may increase reproduction rates and almost counteract control outcomes. This is the reason why homeowners must carefully review the product label and all directions before using the product.
Liquid insecticides that have spider mites labeled as a target pest will prove to be effective and provide optimal control when they are applied during the peak spider mites seasons, spring and summer. Such liquid concentrates as LambdaStar 9.7% CS and FenvaStar EcoCap can be sprayed on with the CHAPIN GALLON SPRAYER around the perimeter of the house to create a barrier. Focus on window frames, door frames and any other entry points.
Granule products such as DEMAND G GRANULES can be broadcasted around the yard with a HAND HELD SPREADER. Once granule products are activated, they are a contact kill insecticide.
Keep in mind that these products should not be used around vegetable or fruit gardens.
Liquid concentrates like LambdaStar 9.7% CS or FenvaStar EcoCap may be sprayed on windowsills and door frames as a preventative measure so that spider mites are kept out of the home. All liquid concentrate insecticides should be left alone to dry. After the product dries, the treated areas will be safe for people and animals.
Crack and crevice, spot treatment can be done with dust products like PYGANIC DUST. Dust products can be applied with the BELLOW BULB DUSTER in areas that have very little or no contact.
ALL PRODUCT LABELS SHOULD BE REVIEWED THOROUGHLY BEFORE PESTICIDES ARE APPLIED