Originally Posted by jiggywhompus
Dichlorvos....the active ingredient in no pest strips has a warning label longer than War and Peace.
Just because it has lots of words - ya still oughta READ them.
ok - that was uncool, True enough - it warrants due concideration and care, but.........
First and formost - it WORKS, whereas some other treatments can allow survivors to form immunities - thus the name "Borg". And a spider mite with immunities is nothing to sneeze at.
It also has a half life of 3 days in a low humidity enviorment - less with more moisture. So even during a normal drying, and cure, the residual would be irrelevent compared to breathing air in most urban cities.
I'd avoid use late in flower, but then I'm just kinda picky. I suspect it would be fully degraded after 30+ days of dry and cure even if in use at harvest. An additional couple weeks can't be a bad thing.
I've been looking for Floromite for awhile, but with no mite outbreak in my garden - at this time it's not a priority.