So, I have never had a problem with spider mites before but I received some strawberry plants in the mail and not thinking immediately added them to the rest of my plants without inspecting them. I did rinse them off under tap water, but apparently that did no good.
Anyway, I don't know how to fight these things. I've had them since December and thought I got rid of them, but they came back. I was spraying them with neem oil and dish soap twice a week for about two weeks. I was only adding a teaspoon of neem oil into a quart of water and a few drops of dish soap because I didn't know how they would affect my plants since I have never had to use any insecticide/miticide on any of my gardens, especially my over winter garden.
I am curious, if I were to spray all of my plants every other day for two or three weeks, would I effectively nuke these jerks? How much dish soap/neem oil is typical per quart of water? Would there be much of a chance that these suckers could survive? I have heard that it is impossible to completely kill spider mites in an indoor garden. This is unacceptable for me. They have managed to kill off half of my garden! INCLUDING THE OKRA!
My indoor plants are strawberries, various peppers, okra, tomatoes, lettuces, beans and tubers. I also have orchids and flowers that I want to keep alive and I am super worried that neem oil and dish soap could kill them.