Plant Vitality – Killermite – 250ml
- An immensely powerful insecticide
- Comes with a full pesticide approval license
- Makes up to 500 litres of solution
- Destroys thrips, leaf miners and spider mites
- Fast-acting and highly effective
- Can destroy entire colonies with one application
- Available in 250ml
Killermite is the latest product in the legendary Plant Vitality range, formulated to control western flower thrips, leaf miners and two-spotted spider mites. It tackles infestations quickly and effectively, helping to reduce stress and minimise any damage caused. Better yet one 250ml bottle makes up to 500 litres, enough for virtually any sized garden.
Killermite is a powerful insecticide that works quickly and effectively to destroy infestations of flower thrips, leaf miners and spider mites. As anybody who’s had to deal with such pests will know, once you’ve spotted the symptoms, time is always of the essence. In order to reduce the damage to your crop (and the impact to the final yield), you need an insecticide that’s going to tackle the issue immediately. Killermite uses abamectin, a compound that is deadly to insects but with relatively low toxicity for mammals.
Killermite should be diluted with water, added to your spray gun and sprayed over both sides of the leaves of your plants. Always do this when the lights are off to avoid causing an electrical hazard. The correct way to use Killermite depends on the species you are trying to eliminate:
For Western Flower Thrips, apply at the first sign of nymphs. Make 2 or 3 applications, leaving a week between treatments. Mix at a rate 0.5ml per litre of water
For Leaf Miners, apply at the first sign of leaf miner crop damage. Leave a week between each application, and dilute a rate of 0.5ml per litre of water
For Two-Spotted Spider Mites, apply immediately after spotting mites or leaf damage. Use Killermite on its own for the first week. If the problem persists, use it in combination with another product with a different mode of action. Dilute at a rate of 0.25ml per litre of water
Contains abamectin 1.84%
Conversions: 1 Teaspoon = 5mL | 1 Tablespoon = 15 mL | 1 Ounce = 30mL | 1 Cup = 240 mL
Disease & Pest Contol
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, disease 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 defence.
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.
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“Had a major infestation on my chilli plants. Killermite worked very well and seems to have solved the problem for now. Many thanks.”
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About Plant Vitality
Plant Vitality is a UK-based company run by some very clever people. Using Nano-technology they have come up with many impressive products.
What is a nanoparticle?
Nanoparticles are minimal in size, length and width. Crucially their perfectly uniformed structure allows each and every bottle and every user to experience the same growth potential with every crop. Nanoparticles are more readily available to plants than any other particle and are of huge scientific interest. Properties of materials change as their size approaches the Nano-scale and as the percentage of atoms at the surface of a material becomes significant.
The high surface area to volume ratio of nanoparticles provides a tremendous driving force for diffusion which is essential for uniform plant growth.
By smashing nutrients together, superior nanoparticles are produced.
Smaller particles mean a larger surface area, which in turn means a quicker dissolving time in the water and a faster absorption rate into your plant’s root system. This smart application of physics and the latest scientific breakthrough enables Nano to get to work quicker on your plants. But the benefits of size go beyond speed; Nanoparticles are efficient too.
Nanoparticles are easier for a plant to absorb and that means they expend less energy in doing so. This conservation of energy means enhanced growth and development for your crop. The less a plant has to work in taking up nutrients the more it can work on what you want your plants to be doing; promoting healthy, vigorous growth.