Question by  MomColleen (24)

How do you get rid of spider mites on a fushia plant?

My fushia plant is infested with spider mites, aside from tossing it is there any thing that I could put on it that would not hurt children or pets?


Answer by  fieldofdreams7 (59)

You can get rid of spider mites on your Fushia plant by either spraying it with a very diluted amount of Murphy oil soap and water. And you can also bring them in and give them a cold shower it will kill the mites.


Answer by  Jenny25 (939)

Mites can be very picky indeed. So the best way to get rid of them is using a type of insect repellent. This is the only effective thing that will work to get rid of the mites from the fushia plant. Therefore, I recommend that you use raid to get rid of them.


Answer by  Kath (1537)

This sounds odd, but spraying the plant with a diluted amount of Murphy oil soap and water will work. Also try bleach and water sprayed on. You can also give them a cold shower with just plain water.


Answer by  swshee (88)

Simply put bleach and water in a bottle and spray directly on the fushia plant to get rid of spider mites. There are also spider sprays to keep spiders off plants. Some sprays can be bought at stores for a cheap amount. Use sprays with the directions on the bottle.


Answer by  MattK (1713)

Any of a dozen or more insect anf fungal sprays are available in your local hardware store or outdoor center. The usual course of action is to spray all leaves, both on the top and the bottom surfaces. You should repeat this at least twice weekly until under control. Repeat once weekly.


Answer by  hibpmgirl (2166)

They have organic herbacides you can use that are safe for your plant, animals, and your children. They can usually be found at local nurseries.

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