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Indoor Gardening and Houseplants: Insecticide for houseplants, containing Bifenthrin?

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zenmom
Salem, MA

October 7, 2012
7:06 PM

Post #9299061

Dear Collective Wisdom,

I'm fighting spider mites on a needlepoint ivy plant. I've read that Bifenthrin is the most effective ingredient for treating spider mites, but I'm having trouble finding a houseplant insecticide that contains that ingredient. Can anyone recommend a product?

TIA,
Marcia
in Salem, Massachusetts
gasrocks
Portage, WI
(Zone 5a)

October 7, 2012
9:29 PM

Post #9299148

Safer Insect Soap spray. Used on a regular basis does wonders. Does not stink up my house and does kill my fish.
luciee
Hanceville, AL
(Zone 7a)

October 8, 2012
9:30 AM

Post #9299574

gasrocks, do you mean does or does not kill your fish? Luciee {;^)
gasrocks
Portage, WI
(Zone 5a)

October 8, 2012
10:45 AM

Post #9299650

Does Not. Most any other insecticide says on the label - not safe near aquatic life. I can spray the plants on top of my aquarium even.
zenmom
Salem, MA

October 8, 2012
12:23 PM

Post #9299727

Thank you, I'll give it a try. I admit I was worried about the toxicity.

Marcia
gasrocks
Portage, WI
(Zone 5a)

October 8, 2012
12:55 PM

Post #9299761

I only use 2 sprays on all my house plants. Safer Soap and 91% rubbing alcohol. If you have a plant that has a history of Spider Mites, give it a Safer spray on a regular basis. Stay ahead of the bugs. Here that would be Citrus trees, palms, Diffenbachia, some Philo., Papaya, Bananas, Figs.

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