Is planting cannabis an easy thing to do? What are you going to do if you have encountered some problems with your crops? What to do about spider mites weed? If you are in a need of an explanation about spider mites and the causes as well as the treatment of it, then you are in the perfect article.
In growing cannabis plants, you will be able to encounter some problems with the crops and you should be ready in facing those problems. You must know that one of those worst invaders for your cannabis plants is the spider mites. Spider mites are very usual pests of marijuana plants and it will not be very easy to get rid of and prevent. Let us know more about spider mites and the reasons as to why your plants will encounter them as well as the treatment.
Spider Mites Weed: Definition and Brief Discussion
For you to be able to understand more about spider mites, you should know what spider mites are. Aside from that, it would also be better to know the causes and the treatment of the spider mites weed.
If you have encountered spider mites, then you must know that they are different from insects and they belong to the class of arachnids because of their 8 legs and they do not have antennae. Their bodies are oval in shape as well as they are somewhat related to other types of mites as well as to ticks.
They were named as spider mites because they will make a web which they use for spinning on the leaves of your plants as well as the flowers. They can damage your crops because of their high reproductive rate. They can hatch for just three days. They can be sexually mature after five days and it means that they can reproduce fast.
The crops will be destroyed by them because they will eat your plant’s chlorophyll, which is the component of the plants needed for photosynthesis. They might destroy your whole crops if you will not get rid of them.
The bad thing about them is that they can be very immune to the process you will use if you kill them. It means that when you try to kill the spider mites and you failed to kill all of them, then they would become very immune to any kind of methods you are going to use in killing them.
You need to know that they will appear to whatever setup you have for your cannabis plants. However, they are not very common if you are using the hydroponic method of growing your plants. They will appear commonly in soil because of the matter that is dead and organic that can be found in soil. Hence, if you want to avoid this kind of problem, then you have to know some ways on how to prevent it.
Spider Mites: Preventing and getting rid of them
You can find many ways in preventing spider mites on the cannabis plants you have. Here some of the prevention you should know about and you should probably apply to your crops:
Do not put the outside marijuana plants indoors
It is important not to put the plants you have outside in your growing area indoors because it can cause an infestation of the spider mites. If you get your marijuana plants from somewhere else, then you have isolated your plants for about two weeks or more and it would be better that you check your plants with the use of a microscope.
Make sure to keep your cultivating area clean
You must pick some of the old leaves up and remove them from your cultivating area. Aside from that, you need to make sure that the flow of the air there should be consistent as well as nice. When there will be air from the outside that will come in, you must put a filter to prevent some bugs from coming in. You must also now that the spider mites like heat temperature, therefore, it would be better to set the room on the lower temperature.
Water hard spray
You should spray your plants with water spray for consecutively 3 mornings. The pressure of the water might remove some of the bugs as well as the webs. By that, they will end up on the ground, which they will die because of the absence of their food.
Vacuum Cleaner Usage
You can use a vacuum cleaner in getting rid of the spider mites. Make sure the vacuum cleaner you use can be easily handled. You might need more time for this, but you should know how effective it is in getting rid of the spider mites. You can try putting the vacuum contents inside of a plastic bag that can be sealed well and you can put the bag inside a freezer. The spider mites will die in a cold temperature since they prefer a high temperature.
Other ways you can try
Aside from the above-mentioned ways, there are also some other ways you can try at getting rid of the spider mites. You can try the way of using bleaching content or you can try to use pepper spray. The essential thing you should know about is the treatment you are going to use because you might include some contents that are harmful to you.
There are many possible ways to get rid and prevent spider mites weed. Whichever way you would want to try, you have to remember about trying the one that can be very effective to your crops. If you want to try those methods of preventing weed with the chemical contents, then you need to be more careful and you must know the ways on how to do it. The reason for this is that the chemical contents you are going to use in getting rid of the spider mites may be harmful to you and your crops.
One thing that you should remember, in killing the spider mites is that you have to make sure of killing them all or they might get immune to it.