Guard’n’Aid – SpiderMite
- A brand by HydroGarden
- Kills spider mites and their eggs
- Pyrethrum based
- Indoor and outdoor use
- Safe to use on edible plants
- Easy to use – just mix with clear water
- 20ml/L (do not exceed the dose)
- Comes with measuring cup
- Available in 250ml bottle
A brilliantly effective contact insecticide for use against spider mites in all edible and non-edible crops. With spider mites, time is of the essence! Guard ‘n’ Aid Spider Mite controls and acts quickly against eggs, larval stages, and adult mites. Its Pyrethrum based and works both indoor and outdoor including on hard surfaces.
Its main active ingredient is Pyrethrum which has been used for centuries as an insecticide. Pyrethrum is an oil-based natural insecticide made from the dried flower heads of Chrysanthemum and targets the respiratory organ and nervous system of insects. It’s considered to be amongst the safest insecticides for use around food.
Guard ‘n’ Aid Spider Mite should always be used during your dark cycle, both because it works much better and because it won’t cause electrical hazards! Spray onto plants ensuring all surfaces are wetted Make sure you get good spray coverage of the sites where the spider mites are found, including the underside of the leaf.
Conversions: 1 Teaspoon = 5mL | 1 Tablespoon = 15 mL | 1 Ounce = 30mL | 1 Cup = 240 mL
Disease & Pest Control
Pests and disease cause issues that can have a very detrimental effect on your plant and it’s health. A disease can be genetic, bacterial, viral or fungal in nature; however, it is likely that you will only experience that latter of this list.
Therefore, it is important that you employ good practice in your grow room to help prevent pests and disease.
Keep the floor clean and keep all algal biomass off the surface of your growing media, as this can provide the perfect breeding ground for pests. Regular cleaning will help to keep the biomass at bay.
Growers’ tools often carry many microscopic pests, diseases, and fungi that could ultimately destroy your crop. This means regular sanitary precautions must be taken. A separate set of indoor tools are easy to keep clean. Disinfect these after each use by soaking in or washing. This is also the case when taking cuttings. Always make sure you have cleaned your scalpel and board, otherwise, you risk not giving them the best possible start.
Take care not to leave any decomposing organic matter in your nutrient solution or any trays; as if it is not removed it can cause depletion in oxygen. Lack of oxygen around the root zone is a leading factor contributing to root death. Roots need oxygen, so that is why it is important to get rid of any decomposing organic matter. In addition, roots should never sit stagnant in nutrient solution; always aerate it with an air stone or air pump.
To limit outbreaks of Botrytis (Bud Rot) and Pythium (Root Rot), it is good practice to wash down all equipment, reservoir, walls and floors, and flush irrigation lines in between crops; then allow to air dry. Spray any mother plants down with a neem oil solution, such as Neem Repel before you reintroduce them as an extra line of defense.
Keep an eye out for insects, which may attack your plants. Always hang sticky fly traps in your grow room or greenhouse to trap any unwanted visitors. This will also allow you to identify and treat any possible infestation at an early stage. Avoid using inorganic chemicals whenever possible, especially if you are nearing harvesting. Some insecticides and fungicides are highly toxic and could have a detrimental effect on your plants. If you use an insecticide, be sure to use one based on natural active ingredients, such as Guard’n’Aid PestOFF; after all, you will probably be consuming part or all of your plant sooner or later – don’t poison yourself.
“I had a spider mite infestation for quite a while, but didn’t realise it. I thought normal spiders were just building cobwebs on my miniature rose plant, and the leaves were dry as it needed repotting. It was like this for months, gradually getting worse. However after repotting it and washing off the cobwebs it got even worse. After a quick Google search, I realised what the issue was, spider mites, but thought it was too late for my plant. All the leaves were dead and it was completely covered in the webs.
I ordered this in a desperate attempt to save the plant. After treatment there were no leaves left, and I wasn’t sure if the plant would make it. However a week later, new leaves have started to grow, and 2 weeks later, my plant is full of leaves again and looking healthy. Not a spider mite or cobweb in sight!”
“Used this on all my plants infected with red spider mite.This product forms a film on the leaves which acts like flypaper and stops the red spider in their tracks,literally.I can say with confidence that this really works at stopping red spider but has no negative affect on the plants,in fact they produced new red spider free leaves after treatment.”
“All mites are now dead. This is a great treatment for spider mites. Mixed with water and put it in a spray bottle and sprayed all over, even the earth and under leaves. Repeated 3 days later then 5 days then each week for 2 further weeks and it’s gone. They were gone from the 5th day but topped up to be sure and removed damaged leaves“
About Guard ‘n’ Aid
Guard ‘n’ Aid is a brand by 1 of the UK’s largest hydroponic suppliers; HydroGarden.
Guard’n’Aid is a range of products designed to treat and control pests and disease in your grow room, conservatory or greenhouse. The products include natural insect-killing spray, natural fumigators, disease control and sticky fly traps.
From HydroGardens website:
“HydroGarden is a company that is dedicated to challenging conventional thinking by using its available resources and developing new technologies to help drive positive change within the hydroponics industry. We want to help educate our consumers and provide a range of innovative products that meet the needs and requirements of the hydroponics market. Our goal is to be innovative, positive and commercial.”
HydroGarden has been supplying specialist Hydroponic equipment to the trade since February 1996. We have become a leader in the market and regularly supply products and services to retailers within the UK and abroad, as well as to an ever-increasing number of commercial growers and research organizations. As we do not supply direct to the public we are able to focus on providing the reseller with a service and product range unequaled in the market. We are a customer orientated company with a mission to bring innovative and high-quality products to the market.
HydroGarden not only distributes world-leading brands but we also manufacture our own range of products, giving you the greatest opportunity to source the best hydroponic and horticultural products in the world. Our range of added value services and marketing initiatives give our clients the edge in an expanding and increasingly competitive market.