Lemon Tree – How To Get Rid Of Spider Mites

Q: On your radio show you mentioned a product that you use to get rid of spider mites on your lemon tree. What is it?

A: Since I eat the Meyer lemons, I use products that are easy to wash off. I tried insecticidal soap first but it seemed to have little effect. I got better results with products that contain plant oils (Natural Guard Neem Spray, Dr. Earth Garden Insect Killer, etc) sprayed along stems and under the leaves. I also closely examined the plant and used an oil-saturated artist’s brush to sweep away the webs at the base of leaves.

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