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Looks like tiny somewhat colorless mites. At first appeared part of soil but at a closer glance seem to be moving around slowly.I would assume spider mites but i hear they make small webs and i don't see any. Ive heard applying a layer of sand on top of the soil will kill them w/o hurting plant. HELP.
that wont do much
to kill em organically without hurting plant get neem oil n' spray the plant down
pics would help to
excess humidity also helps breed mites
my new method
My babies came complete with mites. I am on round 3 now and think I have found a solution. Contrary to what was just posted I understand that they do not breed well in high humidity.
Given that I had read that in various places I took it to be true. So once I made my new babies I started misting them all day long. Never drenched and dries quickly but humidity is obviously high. In fact it is a bit muggy in my room. There were some mites on babies to start with but constant misting has kept them in check now for 4 weeks. This has proven to work much better than neem every 5-7 days. The greatest part is I am using plain cold water.
The side effect is that my babies, which are teenagers now look cartoonishly healthy.
A lot has been said about how to kill mites. The first thing is watch for them. I do not have a problem clipping a fan leaf and disposing of it if I see a sign of mites. This of course guarantees that you killed all of those.
Keep in mind that my girls are in a room with other girls that had a bad dose of mites. After 4 weeks of minimal neem and constant misting, I have had no new infections and seemed to have stopped breeding in its tracks.
I am not that experienced so if someone knows of a drawback to this method please reply.
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