Mite Rid 24/7- Concentrate (Makes 18L Spray)
Spider mites destroy plant cells by sucking out their contents, and Mite-Rid works by providing a barrier that is harmless to the plant, but fatal to the mites. Some of the components of Mite-Rid are also absorbed by the plant and then suppress the life cycle of the mites.
Mite-Rid 24/7 is a fully bio-degradable miticide, is not toxic to animals, and under normal use will not affect the plant’s metabolism. Highly effective against two-spotted and red mites, Mite-Rid is also reporting success with Eriophyid mites such as the “Fuschia Gall Mite” which is endemic to parts of California and also known as the “Mendo” or “Mendocino mini”, (see the testimonial).
Mite-Rid comes in a concentrated form, and the 45ml bottle mixes with water to make 18 litres (32.7 pints) of mite killing spray.
This bottle makes up to 18 Liters of MR 24/7 and works by providing a harmless barrier to the plant but fatal to the mites. Some of the components of MR 24/7 are also absorbed by the plant and then suppress the mites’ life cycle. MR 24/7 uses a unique formula of botanical oils, including neem, garlic, eucalyptus, plus surfactants, to provide a protective barrier against many leaf-eating pests, and most effectively the Spider Mite. The main active ingredient from neem oil is a limonoid called azadirachtin, which has steroid, beta-sitosterol, and stigmasterol. These interrupt the normal hormonal balance of mites, suppressing their reproductive cycle.
How to Use:
Spray generously to the underside and top of the leaves. Repeat 3 to 4 days later to ensure any eggs that survived and hatched are treated before they themselves lay more eggs.