The natural enemy of the grower is the evil Spider Mite
. They’re so untrustworthy that they’re not even real spiders, but actually a member of the Tetranychidae family. A serious garden pesto they cling to the underside of leaves and puncture plant cells to feed, ruining your crop and spoiling your grow.
The first key to getting rid of them is to use a safe, non-toxic insecticide—after all, you want to be able to consume your crop! The insecticide in Dr. Doom is Pyrethrin
. A derivative of chrysanthemum oil, it’s neurotoxic to insects, but perfectly safe for humans when used correctly, and degrades away in only days.
The second key is to get the spray where the insects live, on the underside of the leaves. The unique nozzle design of the Dr. Doom can allows it to spray upright and upside-down, letting you mist the bottoms of the leaves and wipe those tricksy little Tetranychidae out for good. Pro-tip:
Apply in the dark, either late at night or early in the morning, and never in direct sunlight or with HID lights on. Water plants before application and carefully remove any visible webbing by hand prior to treatment. Webs work like raincoats, preventing the spray from getting through to the mites. Spray the underside of the foliage from a distance of 2-3 feet away from the plant with short bursts 1-2 seconds at a time and repeat within three days to catch any hatchlings.
Dr Doom Spider Mite Knock Out is a .20 % pyrethrin formula. Kills pests on contact with just a light misting on the poliage. Apply to the undersides of leaves at first sign of an infestation.