Saturday, February 19, 2011

One More Dose Here for the Spider Mites

You can see that they spider mites survived. Those little white specs are the blasted things.
Spider Mites

So I took the blasted plant back into the kitchen and blasted the blasted things off with some blasted water again. This time they better not come back!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Trying to Get Rid of Spider Mites

My impatiens plant has a terrible problem with spider mites. I've been fighting them for a long time. I've sprayed them several times. I haven't been feeling well, so it kind of got neglected and almost all the leaves died. You can see in this picture here that the poor thing looks...very sad:
Very Sad Impatiens Plant

Here's a close up of the little buggers web:
Spider Mites

The little white specks are the nasty critters. I decided it was time to get really serious with the things. You'd think I could have come up with a nicer way to do it. The plant was really struggling anyway, but they're about as hardy a plant as ever I've grown. I tipped it over the sink and sprayed it all down:
Spraying Down the Impatiens

I got it from every side corner and angle I could think of. You can see that it washed almost all the leaves off. They were dead anyway.
Impatiens with Almost no Leaves

Here's a close up between the branches showing where all the mites were washed away:
No More Spider Mites

It has been a couple weeks since I did all that. I'll take pictures of it now and share them with you another day. About my health, I'm waiting for a referral to visit with a Rheumatologist. Because my blood work didn't show anything really obvious, my regular doctor doesn't want to put me on anything without a for certain diagnosis.
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