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: 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.


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.

Spider Mites cleared from cuttings

Recent feedback from our MiteShield Facebook subscriber, Adam.

Spider Mite by squashbottomcat

Spider Mite

Hey Guys We dosed 8 Cuttings with mites and 2 adult plants without, The adult plants are Mite free still and as of 2 days ago the cuttings seem to be mite free now too! The cuts new leaves have no evidence of mites. They were dosed on the 11th sept as per instructions and seems to be doing the job. My friend has a particularly bad time with mites to it will be good test to see if any return. So all good so far! Let you know in a month or so with an update. Thanks again guys! adam.

Thanks for your feedback, Adam 🙂
Two months later, Adam updated us..
Just received some feedback. 2 months since dosing cuttings and a month into flower still no sign of mites. Quite impressive considering this person had a consistently bad time with infestations. The basil I tried it on is now free of bugs. Good results so far miteshield. 🙂