Mites on rose bushes

jodif1977 Posts: 2
edited June 2018 in Our Garden: Growing Food
  • Orange Essential Oil Cleaner – Dilute 1 teaspoon per gallon of water. Use as needed by spraying on leaves. Good coverage is important: Wet leaf surfaces to the point of drip.
  • Soap Spray – Mix ½ teaspoon natural non toxic mild dish soap (or Dr Bronners Castile liquid soap) and 1 teaspoon cooking oil in a 1-quart sprayer filled with water. Spray liberally over entire plant.
  • Bring in Ladybugs – To keep aphids in check, release ladybugs on the affected plant. They will stay as long as there is shelter and host bugs to feed on. (my go to)
  • Natural predator mites (my go to)
  • Blast with Water Aphids may also be dislodged by a strong jet of water.
  • Neem oil diluted
  • Dr Zymes has a great product


  • Cherlynn
    Cherlynn Posts: 169 ✭✭✭
    edited June 2018
    I am so brain dead today,  I have been eating GMO food a lot this last week and I am now starting my 5 weeks of brain turned to mush.  Happens every time.   I have always used  soap spray.  That little teaspoon worth in a gallon of water works every time.  Less is better when using soap spray.  Too much soap will kill your plant so go with less and it will take care of those nasty mites.
  • jodif1977
    jodif1977 Posts: 2
    edited June 2018
    Thanks, I'll give your ideas a try.