Mites are arthropods that feed upon the sap of a host plant and spread to other plants, killing agriculture. Floramite is a miticide used on indoor and outdoor plants in nurseries, greenhouses, gardens and landscapes to eliminate infesting mite populations. The life cycle of a mite is 21 days. Floramite lasts for up to 28 days, providing a long contact period so that mites at the egg, larva, protonymph and adult stages all die. Applying Floramite at the first sign of a mite infestation helps control the situation before it spreads to other plants.
Things You'll Need
- pH test strip
- pH up or down solution
- Spray tank
- Floramite SC
Pour one gallon of water into a clean bucket. Dip a pH test strip into the water to test the pH level. Your goal is to achieve a pH level between 5.5 to 6.5. Apply a pH solution that adjusts the pH of the water, if necessary. The solutions are know as "pH up" or "pH down" solutions. Re-test the pH of the water to make sure it has a 5.5 to 6.5 pH level.
Pour 1/2 gallon of pH-adjusted water into the spray tank. Add 1/2 tbsp. of Floramite to the spray tank. Tighten the nozzle onto the spray tank and shake the contents to dissolve the Floramite.
Fill the tank with the remaining 1/2 gallon of pH-adjusted water. Shake the mixture to ensure that the Floramite and water combine. Spray the mixture onto plants.
Tips & Warnings
- Spraying the underside of leaves is just as important as spraying the surface. Mites reside and lay eggs on the bottom of stems and leaves.
- Floramite is hazardous when swallowed and should not be used on edible plants. Pets should be kept away from Floramite-sprayed plants.
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