Re: Bugs!

Steve Clancy (
Fri, 19 May 1995 17:02:57 -0700 (PDT)

They sound like spider mites. I get them every so often, usually on
plants I keep indoors. For me, what seems to work the best is plain
Ivory dishwashing soap (white or clear only) and distilled water. I use
about 10 drops to a standard hand sprayer (about 1/2 quart of water I'd
guess). It has worked well for me on VFTs, Droseras, Roses, etc. It is
also good for aphids; kills them in about a day or less.

Steve Clancy
Science Library
University of California, Irvine
P.O. Box 19556
Irvine, CA 92713-9556

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On Sun, 7 May 1995, LCCSB St._Francis wrote:

> Dear Friends,
> I've got these tiny red things on my VFT's. They look like Red Spider
> mites. I first noticed them last fall and sprayed them with Malathylon.
> Even after a few freezes over the winter, the same plants are still
> infected with said little red bugs! So I've sprayed them a few more
> times this spring and they still seem to be around. I've inspected other
> plants in the area, and none of them seem to be of interest to these
> little pests. Has anyone out there had a problem like this? Better yet,
> has anybody had this problem that doesn't anymore?!
> Sincerely, Carl J. Mazur
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