Red spider mite and aphids

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Red spider mite and aphids

Postby tracie » Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:45 pm

This year I have had a infestation of red spider mite and aphids, this has destroyed all of my cucumbers, aubergines and peppers.

I tried spraying with a oil-soap mix but that did not work. I also had marigolds liberally planted in my Polly too, all to no avail.

I have now purchased 3 smoke bombs for the Polly as a last resort.Does anybody have any experience of using smoke bombs to kill off the bugs.

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Re: Red spider mite and aphids

Postby Tony Hague » Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:53 pm

I once used a sulphur candle in my greenhouse. Never again, set every bit of metalwork corroding.
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Re: Red spider mite and aphids

Postby Colin2016 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:45 am

Wonder if garlic spray would work?
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Re: Red spider mite and aphids

Postby Primrose » Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:49 am

I too was wondering about a garlic spray as son creatures really can,t stand the smell of it. Preferably apply in dry conditions where it won't quickly get washed off.
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