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.
Spider mite infestations completely cleared in this feeback received today from ‘the wizard’ in Dublin, who used MiteShield twice for his .
I was a little skeptical about Miteshield at first. When my girlies came under attack I used three different products simoultaneously in an effort to save my crop, one of which was mite shield. The mites went away for a while but returned a few weeks later.
This time I was a little less panicked and used Mite Shield alone to try to fix the problem. To my delight and surprise the mites disappeared within two days and did not return for the duration of the growing season.
I use soil and follow organic methods to the letter in a relatively low tech setup. Based on my experience I would use mite shield again and recommend it to growers who want to maintain the integrity of their flowers and keep things chemical free.
Thanks very much for your feedback Mr. Wizard. We’re glad MiteShield’s magic worked for your spidermite problem. Enjoy the fruits of your labour.
Spider Mite Hygiene and Plant Stress
Spider mite control using MiteShield is simple and quick. It may happen if your plant is weakened somehow that it will need to be-reapplied after a number of weeks has passed. If this happens, make sure your plants have the adequate balance of nutrients and are not stressed in any way. Re-occurrence is a sign that the plant is stressed somehow. Since MiteShield works by building a plant’s resistance to the spider mite, if the plant is depleted or stressed somehow then re-infestation can occur.
Spider mite life cycle is one of exponential growth so it is essential to practice good hygine around your plants to prevent mites from gaining a foothold. Here’s some sensible advice about measures you can take to prevent an infestation from OrganicGardening.com.
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.
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.
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.