Dealing with a Spider Infestation in your Garden
One of the worst nightmares for gardeners is to find out that there is a pest infestation affecting their plants. No matter what kind of infestation you may have, it is something that you should be concerned with especially with all the effort you have made to make sure that your plants grow well and healthy.
One type of infestation that a gardener may experience with their plants is a spider infestation. For those of you who have never had to deal with this type of infestation before and want to know what to do if this happens, we wanted to go over some simple things that can be done to make sure that you handle this problem.
First of all, you need to remember that if your garden is contained in a room, you need to treat the entire room for
infestation. For example, if you have a tent garden, it is advisable to treat the whole tent and the surrounding area to make sure that you got rid of all the spiders.
You also need to know how spiders lay their eggs as by doing so, you will have a clearer view on what you should do if you notice an infestation on your plants. You should remember that once the spider mites reach a certain level of infestation, the females will then crawl to areas with no plants and will be dormant for up to 6 months and could lay eggs. After the dormant period, the spiders will get back to infest the plants again. A lot of gardeners don’t realize that the eggs they lay aren’t actually on the plant but areas around it. By not treating the surrounding areas, your problem could get worse.
A common treatment for a spider infestation is to use a mixture of bleach and water. By spraying this in different areas, you should be able to take care of the infestation. If you decide to use this, make sure to wear protective gears when treating the room with the solution. If you also have fabric or carpeting in your garden, be cautious not to get the bleach mixture on it.
When treating the infestation, you should not forget to treat everything that is in the proximity of the plants such as
tools, containers, lights and fans. Everything that has come in contact with the plants should undergo treatment to be sure that all the eggs will be destroyed. Not doing so could end up with you dealing with the same problem a
couple of weeks later.
For dealing with a spider infestation on your plants, these are some things that you should know that can help you deal with it.