Originally Posted by Zeez
Spider mites are back in the bloom tent. Had to dump a nice Northern Lights plant. Four survivors in early flower got the big trim job and spray down with SNS209 from a HVLP spray paint gun. Pulled the bulbs and bombed the tent with Doctor Doom. Going to repeat the process every 3 days for three weeks alternating 209 and neem for foliant and fogging with hot shot alternately. Any suggestions will be considered very seriously.
I've tried this stuff called Flying Skull Nuke 'em... this
and it did very well. There appears to be nothing left, and I've already interrupted a breeding cycle, so I think I'm good.
Full disclosure, the problem was small. I was only gone for a week. The person picked veggies outside, and THEN watered my moms. I forgot to tell them they can't do that.
My point is, I saw about 5 sm's, and a couple very small webs. I had about 30 plants, and I tossed 24, treated the rest, emptied and cleaned the tent, and it appears to be good. But my actions were pretty drastic. Had I not done that, I don't know how the Flying skull would have worked. But as it stands, it was perfect. And it doesn't appear to harm the plants at all.
Last time I had a bug problem it was aphids, and I killed the plants while trying to kill the bugs. Every bloody plant! The plants aren't growing as quickly while using the Nuke 'em, but they don't appear harmed in any way.