An Post raises intl Registered post rates

Postboxes of differing hues

Postboxes of differing hues

At Miteshield, we strive to bring you the quickest and most cost-effective shipping service. The Irish national postal service, An Post, has rates and speeds favourably comparable to private courier companies.

Unfortunately, An Post has raised it’s international registered post rates, which are the ones which we’d be using most frequently. This has resulted on a rate increase of €1 on the postage cost for the smaller MiteShield orders.

We will shortly introduce a powder-only version of MiteShield, without a bottle, for posting larger amounts overseas. This option will reduce shipping costs.

Thanks for your continued custom.


“Spider Mites were all seriously eradicated within 3 days” – MiteShield Testimonial

Spider Mites are a curse when they strike. This latest feedback comes from one of our repeat customers in Michigan, USA. He’s delighted with MiteShield and we are thrilled to receive his feedback. Thank you!

Just wanted to follow up on a recent order of Miteshield.

My experience has been nothing short of amazing when fighting the little six legged enemies.  I have used the product on two different occasions over the past year and each time my mites were seriously eradicated within 3 days.

I recommend using the product as much as a preventative for the months following the original application.  I will plan on using the product with all new plants until I am certain all signs of mites have disappeared.

Best product I have ever used for treatment of mites! Enjoy and keep up the good work.

We certainly will – and thank you for being such a great customer. Free samples of The Beautiful Boost on their way to you, friend.

Spider Mites Killer?

Spider mites

Spider mites

Spider mites are a huge dilemma for an organic or medicinal grower – do you use toxic products which will taint your grow or resort to organic but less effective methods? Thankfully, MiteShield dispenses with this dilemma by being both effective and organic.

We have a bias in our culture towards thinking that “strong” and “effective” are equated with “toxic” and “concentrated”. Not so. MiteShield is just one product that demonstrates you can have effectiveness with a non-toxic, natural product without intense chemical interventions.

Our friend who wrote this feedback says that “my spider mites were seriously eradicated within 3 days” by MiteShield – respectfully, we’d like to correct this. The mites are repelled by the plant after MiteShield is applied. MiteShield doesn’t directly kill mites. Instead, they die because their food source becomes unviaible, as the plants now defend themselves naturally.

MiteShield review by Irish Growshop Owner

Growshop: Red Spider Mite

Red Spider Mite

Yesterday we got this wonderful testimonial from Irish growshop owner about their customers’ experiences in using MiteShield for Spider Mite Infestations over the course of a year.

Here’s what they sent us:

MiteShield has proven to be an effective treatment for mites and, more importantly, an effective prevention for mites and other unwanted insects.

With high humidity in Ireland our grow shop customers would be prone to outbreaks. The customers which have used MiteShield have been satisfied and have not needed to try more extreme toxic solutions.

Unfortunately, the customers who don’t use MiteShield often do end up resorting to toxic chemicals in order to attempt to control their mites, with less than satisfactory success.

Not everyone is willing to believe that something which isn’t harsh could work on problems which are harsh. Some folks don’t want to try MiteShiled for just that reason: They can’t believe it would work.

The mites don’t have that problem, they don’t wonder if this stuff is actually effective: They just disappear from the plants treated with MiteShield. Usually they don’t come back, but if the infestation was advanced and a few mites reappear, a second treatment of MiteShield sorts that out. Job done.


Irish Growshop Owner

Growshops find MiteShield does the heavy lifting of Spider Mite removal

Thank you, Irish Growshop Owner for sharing your customers’ experiences with us.

There is indeed a belief that’s out there which doubts that anything non-toxic or organic can actually do the heavy lifting of ridding a plant of a spidermite infestation. We seem to have suckered ourselves into believing that only something harsh, corrosive and toxic has the power to rid plants of stubborn pests. Not so.

We’re pleased that your customer’s experiences have tallied with our own – that MiteShield does the job.

FAQ: What is in MiteShield? What’s the active ingredient?

Question Mark

Question Mark

Ah, the burning question. Everyone who uses MiteShield wants to know what kind of preparation it could possibly be that rids their plants of spider mites, yet without toxicity and generally without the need to re-apply.

We would love to tell you more about it but until we legally protect the MiteShield formula this info must remain confidential for the moment. You can be sure, however that it is definitely organic and non-toxic.

FAQ: Is MiteShield organic and non-toxic? Really?

Organic Tomato

Organic Tomato

You can rest assured that MiteShield is wholly, 100% organic and non-toxic. No protective clothing is needed to apply MiteShield and it leaves a minimal footprint in the growing environment.

MiteShield is entirely safe to you and your plant’s health. It will not alter the chemistry of the treated plant in unfavourable ways.

In time we will have MiteShield independently verified and certified as organic.

FAQ: Hydroponics and Spider Mite control using MiteShield

Hydroponics System

Spider Mite control in Hydroponics Systems

For Spider Mite control in hydroponics systems, simply prepare using the standard instructions using 2 litres for every 10 plants on the system, or 200ml of prepared solution per plant.

Pour this solution into the reservoir and allow it to circulate for 12 hours – but not more than a 24 hours. If you are using Coco – you may water each individual plant with 200ml of the solution.

Hydroponics and clearing MiteShield using UV light after treatment.

In a Hydroponics system the risk is that MiteShield will continually circulate in the water and ‘overdose’ the plant. It’s not a good idea to overstimulate your plants with MiteShield this way.

To avoid this from happening, we advise that once the treatment period explained above is completed, the circulating water in your hydroponics system be exposed to UV light at some point in the circuit – typically the reservoir.

The UV light can be introduced in a few different ways

  1. Halogen bulbs emit sufficient UV light for the MiteShield to be denatured. However, many of these bulbs have UV filters. Check with your manufacturer to find out which type you have. If you’re growing indoors using Halogen bulbs which emit UV light, then no further steps may be necessary. 
  2. A standard, inexpensive fish-tank UV light can be shone into the reservoir for between 2-6 hours – enough time for all the water in the circuit to be exposed to it. You can also buy inexpensive blacklight/UV lightbulbs that fit in standard sockets from hardware shops, pet shops or online.
  3. The UV light in direct sunlight will also do the trick.

After MiteShield has been applied and mixed into the hydroponics system, shine your UV light into the reservoir for at least 3 hours with the water circulating to denature the preparation.

Now sit back and watch the mites gradually clear off your plants over the course of two to six days.


“And on day two i have to say i am impressed, the borg seem to be dissapearing”

Thanks to the Northamptonshire Cannabis Social Club for this ringing endorsement of MiteShield

 I have just started using the sample bottle you sent me last year. And on day two i have to say i am impressed, the borg seem to be dissapearing.

So you can get back to enjoying the fruits of your labours without any toxic aftermath whatsoever. Thanks for your feedback.

Spider Mites cleared from Winter Cabbages


(from Artotem on Fickr)

This just in from Ang in Co. Wicklow

After just a short time of use I found MiteShield amazingly effective for the winter cabbage in my garden, they immediately responded and they have been growing will strength and vitality. Im very excited about this product and really look forward to using it in the spring with all my veg. As I only grow using organic methods, MiteShield is a true blessing

Thanks for your feedback Ang. We hope the cabbages were tasty.

Plants threatened by spider mites saved by MiteShield

Today’s feedback comes from A. Groman who had a thorny issue with his plants.

I had an small infestation when I came across MiteShield, I quickly asked for some of their product, it was dispatched and arrived in a couple of days, I used it as directed in all my plant pots, and thankfully, the others didn’t have a problem at all!!, the infected plant continued to hatch the remaining eggs, but the little buggers never spread beyond a few at any time. Fantastic stuff!!

A Groman

Mr. Groman reports that the single troubled plant had been stressed from being over-fertilised and had required a flushing. Plants in a weakened state may have fewer resources to fight mites, even if they’re able to. MiteShield works by activating the plants natural defences – but if the plant is knackered in the first place it’s capacity to defend is diminished. Nevertheless, a good result.

Get rid of spider mites organically with Miteshield – Siobhan’s story

Get rid of spider mites naturally

Get rid of Spider Mites

Get rid of spider mites on your plants naturally, even when you think you have no time to spare, with MiteShield.

It is crucial, especially when you see one plant infestation and just know it’s likely to spread to get rid of spider mites quickly.

One MiteShield user, Siobhán, wrote back to us about her plants, which were infested with spider mites, with one plant in particular being the ‘typhoid mary’ of the group.

All our plants had mites, so when your sample arrived we applied it as per the instructions. It seemed like they totally disappeared the first day and nothing the 2nd day but the 3rd day i saw 3 alive only, then they died later on id say cuz I can’t find em any more!

The worst plant was not totally beyond saving and hasn’t deteriorated at all, the other ones are growing better immediately. thank you!
Siobhan M.

A quick result, thankfully – thanks for taking the time to contact us Siobhán – we’re delighted with your feedback 🙂

Get rid of spider mites naturally with MiteShield

If you find yourself in the same situation as Siobhán, with no time to lose to get rid of your spider mite infestation, you may reach for the sprays first to stop their spread.

Consider this, however – spraying may be interfering with the integrity of the flowers or herbs, which have their own subtle balance of volatile oils which you may not care to disrupt. Instead, Reach for MiteShield prepare, water, wait for 3 days (usually) and watch them go away.

No need to go reaching for any toxic chemicals or spraying alcohol and volatile oils like Neem onto your plants. The sprays will effect the plant’s crop – especially if it’s being grown to be eaten or used medicinally.