About- Spider mites are one of the most difficult pests to deal with. They are common on cannabis and are feared mostly because of their incredibly fast ability to reproduce. An adult female can lay hundreds of eggs in her lifetime. The mite can develop from egg to adult in as little as five days in optimum conditions.
Monitoring- It is imperative to treat spider mites as early on as possible. Check the underside of leaves every day looking for small fast moving dots and fine white webbing. You may also see tiny white or yellow dots on your leaves (spots where the mites took bites out of your plants).
Treatment-Amblyseius andersoniiis a predatory mite that is great for preventative protection as it can survive on other food sources when spider mites are scarce.Amyblyseius californicusis another hungry mite that can survive with a zero spider mite population, making them a great choice for prevention.Feltiella acarisugais an predatory flying midge that loves to hunt in the tight spaces of the flowering bud that other predatory species have trouble getting to.Phytoseiulus persimilisis a true killer who is fast and very agile.