Spider Webs All Over, Help

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We all love nice, juicy tomatoes in our salads and in our sandwiches.  However, spider mites love tomato plants just as much as we do.  They suck the juices right out of the plant and their infestation becomes a big problem for us.  It’s almost like saying, spider mites in your garden, no tomatoes.

Spider mites infect other plants as well, but they seem particularly fond of tomatoes. Since they are so tiny and they settle under the leaves of the plants, they are very hard to discover in the early stages.  By the time your realize that you have a problem, which is when you see the webs stretching from leaf to leaf,  and your plants don’t look so good, it means that they are very well established and you need some fast, effective treatments.

You have to be careful how you treat for such infestations as you only want to destroy the spider mites and not the other insects that feed on the spider mites.  Use natural simple products to treat your infestations. One quick tip is a garlic mixture. This is a preventative measure but will also kill young mites.

Prepare a garlic mixture. Place 1 oz. (28.4 g) of garlic in a blender with 2 to 3 oz. (57 to 85 g) of onion, 1 oz. (28.4 g) of cloves, 1 oz. (28.4 g) of cayenne pepper and 1 cup (237 ml) of water. Blend to combine. Add this mixture to 1 gallon (3.79 l) of room-temperature water and spray 3 times over 5 days. This is a preventative measure but will also kill young mites.

This mixture is taken from the Wiki How website.

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