Spider mite infestation on my Orchids! – Testing SMC Mite Control

Today we tackle an old ‘friend’ that hasn’t been around the orchid collection for a while, the spider mite!
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Spider mites have gave me troubles for years, until I figured out a DIY solution to control them, which you can watch here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ne0DPbXQfnw

However this was a good opportunity to test out a product designed to get you rid of spider mites, SMC Spider Mite Control! This product is based on Canola oil, so I knew it would work, didn’t know if orchids would cope with it better.

As it turns out, this oil smells great and is pretty light, the ratio is pretty big so I would play it safe and use 1-1.5% concentration, at least at first. The mites are 100% gone indeed, oil is the best solution against them. We will see in time if the leaves will be affected or not.

I purchased mine here http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SMC-Spidermite-Control-250ml-Organic-Spider-Mite-Killer/131320509511?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
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