RoseBlush1 said:I have always handled spider mites in my rose garden by washing the roses with a strong stream of water from the hose three days in a row to break the breeding cycle. After that, all I have had to do was wash the plants down once a week.
Spider mites love hot, arid conditions, so washing the plants down ... be sure to get the underside of the leaves ... seems to handle the problem for me. I grow over 100 roses and don't use any other method to control the mites in my garden.
AshleyD said:it was most of the spider mites seem to be gone. I am still spraying constantly though. Now I just think the heat is taking its toll on some of my flowers. I appreciate all the help here. The shower is a great idea as well.